Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor

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If patients have questions about a medication or treatment, it’s important to consult a doctor or another trusted medical professional first. Don’t fall victim to personal injury lawyer tactics. Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor. Watch Partnership to Protect Patient Health’s video on some personal injury lawyer advertisements are bad for patients. Support HB […]

Dallas Morning News: Why did Apple abandon Frisco? We can tell you in two words

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March 6, 2019 Why did Apple abandon Frisco? We can tell you in two words Dallas Morning News Editorial American entrepreneurism thrives on innovation and legal safeguards to protect the sweat, toil and interests of inventors. Their efforts turn our economy by providing consumers with new products and services. So we find it maddening when […]

Legislation Reintroduced for Disclosure of Third-Party Funding in Lawsuits

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Legislation has been introduced by a group of U.S. Senators, including Texas Senator John Cornyn, to require transparency in third-party funding of lawsuits. “I am pleased to see Congress take note of these backroom funding deals and work to bring transparency to third-party litigation funding,” said Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association.  “The […]

Remember: Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor!

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Two pieces of legislation have been introduced to safeguard Texans from deceptive “bad drug” advertisements. SB 1189 and HB 2251, would protect patients by requiring advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. The legislation would not limit or ban drug-injury advertisements. It […]

New Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

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A new report released by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) reveals the rapid growth of large firms representing state and municipal governments in cases involving opioids and climate change in recent years. It raises important issues regarding the hiring of outside counsel and the deep pockets of private attorneys. The report points to several […]

What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? Barratry

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What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? It’s barratry – otherwise known as ambulance chasing – and the practice is clearly alive and well in Texas. Recently a personal injury lawyer was indicted for barratry, insurance fraud and money laundering. We must all stand up when our justice system is abused, and barratry […]

Ho, Ho, Ho! Stop frivolous lawsuits

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It’s the season to give, not receive. But many Texans may find themselves receiving the legal equivalent of a lump of coal in their stockings if they’re served a lawsuit instead of eggnog at their holiday party. Social host liability should be at the top of a host’s planning list for the holiday season. After […]

Judicial Hellholes 2018-2019 Report

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The annual Judicial Hellholes report has been released. The report examines civil justice trends over the previous year and identifies “Judicial Hellholes” — examples of jurisdictions where the civil justice system systematically applies laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner. In the recent past, the Judicial Hellholes report has listed Texas as […]