15 years on, Proposition 12 continues to expand health care options across Texas, say tort reform groups

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SE Texas Record AUSTIN — As Texas marks the 15th anniversary of voter approval of a landmark medical liability reform, the state continues to see dramatic improvement in access to health care. Voters in September 2003 passed Proposition 12 — the Texas constitutional amendment that capped non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits. The reform was […]

What’s next with these junk lawsuits? Taking the pop out of our soda?

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Over the years we have seen an increase in silly lawsuits related to the food industry. Heard the one about a lawsuit against Junior Mint for too much air in the candy boxes?.  This ginger ale lawsuit is just the latest among many brought against the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. But questionable suits hurt us […]

Reform Works

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Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas have been proud to be a part of the lawsuit reform movement for over 20 years. Thanks to lawsuit reform Texas has become a place where businesses want to be – and that means more jobs and a stronger economy. Read more here: Texas is CNBC’s Top State […]

Texas lawyer who filed fraudulent hail-damage lawsuits sentenced to 5 years

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A personal injury lawyer who took advantage of some Texas homeowners by filing fraudulent hailstorm-related lawsuits will serve five years in prison, a Tarrant County judge has decided. Read the complete story here: Texas lawyer who filed fraudulent hail-damage lawsuits sentenced to 5 years.  H/T to the judge in this case.

Stand Up For Summer

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Whether it’s a slip and falls on wet surfaces like swimming pool decking, dog bites by a neighbor’s pet, burns from a charcoal grill or fireworks’ accidents. We want to encourage and educate Texans about using common-sense to avoid being on the receiving end of lawsuit and to think twice before filing a suit themselves.

Legislation Needed, Not Litigation

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For many personal injury trial lawyers, the dream is to one day hit the next big litigation jackpot and land a multi-billion-dollar settlement, deploying lawsuits against one American industry after another in a scheme to strike it big. Now, some attorneys believe they’ve uncovered the City of Gold and are ready to cash in on […]

The Imperfect Storm: Harvey Litigation Will Be Fought Under Hailstorm Bill’s Rules, While ‘Menchaca’ Looms in the Background

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When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August 2017, it was the first major hurricane to hit Texas since Hurricane Ike, nine years before, which spawned a wealth of litigation against carriers. Most of these cases have been resolved by 2017, leaving many policyholder and carrier attorneys with extra time on their hands. Harvey litigation undoubtedly means […]

Worth a read: Is “Loser Pays” a Vestige of Oppression?

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Is “Loser Pays” a Vestige of Oppression? Part I By Mark Pulliam In response to a recent post on my blog, Misrule of Law, regarding the award of attorneys’ fees in litigation, a friend of mine scolded me for criticizing the so-called “American rule,” pursuant to which each side generally bears its own attorneys’ fees […]