Medical Liability

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Texas was once the Wild West of medical liability lawsuits. Junk lawsuits were driving doctors from their practice, leaving areas of Texas with little or no access to medical care. In 2003 Proposition 12 took effect.  Prop 12 was a voter-approved constitutional amendment to help curb health care lawsuit abuse in Texas.  Voters signaled they […]

#ThrowbackThursday

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For our Throwback Thursday edition of Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, we’ve compiled photos from previous events that the CALA groups participated in. We also suggest that you take a moment to look at the wins our group has had over the years via American Tort Reform Association’s Texas archives.

Hail Storm Lawsuit Abuse

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House Bill 1774 is a common-sense reform that will limit lawsuit abuse, by giving insurance companies 60 days to resolve a claim before being taken to court. It also preserves Texas homeowners’ right to sue, while ensuring that natural disasters aren’t used for financial gain driven by personal injury lawyers. This reform is especially timely, […]

ADA Lawsuit Abuse

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a well-intended law meant to ensure equal access to public places. The problem is that personal injury lawyers across the nation are using the ADA to force settlements out of small businesses for violating the law. Some personal injury lawyers file dozens In 2016, Texas was hit with […]

Asbestos Lawsuit Abuse

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Editor’s Note: All this week, CALACTX will be sharing posts and content from our friends at Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse and Sick of Lawsuits that shines a light on the costs and consequences of lawsuit abuse. We invite you to follow along here and on social media with the hashtag, #LAAW17. Did you know that […]

What is LAAW?

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Each October, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse chapters across the state shine a light on the costs and consequences of lawsuit abuse. Fighting lawsuit abuse starts with every day Texans like you. We invite you to follow us on social media and here on our blog each day during Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (LAAW) as we […]

A Storm of Misinformation

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When House Bill 1774 took effect Sept. 1, it was aimed at reducing lawsuit abuse around insurance claims. Unfortunately, some personal injury lawyers were quick to go from ambulance chasing to storm chasing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, stirring panic, fear and misinformation over the new law. Our friends at Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse […]

Reform Works

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In a recent press release, Texas Governor Greg Abbott listed lawsuit reform as a policy that has helped attract business to Texas. “Economic liberty is why Texas leads in job creation and in corporate expansion and relocations,” said Governor Abbott. “Restrained government, lower taxes, smarter regulations, right-to-work laws and litigation reform—these are the pro-growth economic policies […]

Harvey Alert: Be Aware of Misinformation on Hail Storm Lawsuits

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Our friends at Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse offer up the following information regarding new laws taking effect on Sept. 1 and their impact on consumers. In light of Hurricane Harvey, CALACTX urges consumers and homeowners to be aware and stay informed. Hail Storm, ADA Lawsuit Reforms Take Effect Sept. 1, Protect Consumers Texas has built […]

Support the FACT Act

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Our friends at Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse recently responded to a recent article, bemoaning the “double dipping” that occurs in asbestos lawsuits. Here’s what they had to say: “Double dipping” occurs when personal injury lawyers sue a solvent company and claim its products harmed their clients, while also filing claims with an asbestos bankruptcy trust, […]