Texas has once again earned Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup

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Texas received Site Selection Magazine’s 2017 Governor’s Cup, which recognizes the top-performing states for business and job creation. Texas has taken the top spot 6 times in a row and 14 times overall. Governor Abbott highlighted the role that lawsuit reform plays in our business climate and attracting businesses to the state. Watch the press […]

Senators Introduce PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act

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Senators Thom Tillis, Chuck Grassley, and John Cornyn introduced the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act earlier this month to provide, “much-needed oversight of asbestos bankruptcy trusts to ensure victims receive just compensation.” “Those affected by asbestos-related diseases deserve compensation free from mismanagement by the bankruptcy system,” said Senator Cornyn in a press release. “This legislation would criminalize the […]

In Austin, the ADA lawsuit mill grinds on

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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 some personal injury lawyers are exploiting the ADA to force settlements out of small businesses for allegedly violating the law. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas continue to fight this type of […]

Sound Advice: Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor

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You might recall our campaign to remind Texans that lawyer advertising can be misleading. “Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor,” we’re fond of saying. You can learn about why we’re sounding the alarm on this issue and how it’s what lawyer ads don’t say that can hurt you. Learn more online here. On this […]

If you’re registered, remember to get out and vote!

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Early voting has begun. Before you head to the ballot box make sure to research your candidates and ask them questions. We’ve worked hard to get lawsuit reforms passed, but it is important we elect officials who work just as hard to defend those reforms that have ensured our courts are used for justice, not […]

Know Your Candidates: Early Voting Begins Feb. 20

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The last day to register to vote for the March 6th Primary Election is February 5th.  And, early voting will start on February 20th and ends on March  2, 2018. If you need to check if you’re already registered or find out where you need to vote, click HERE. For more voting information on the […]

Senate Judiciary Looks at Lawsuit Abuse Impact

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the impact of lawsuit abuse on American small businesses and job creators. A few of the attendees had this to say about the multiple forms of lawsuit abuse plaguing small businesses: “Small businesses are easy targets for frivolous lawsuits … small businesses are more likely to be […]

Latest “Judicial Hellholes” Report Is Cautionary Tale for Texas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – The following statement on the 16th Annual American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes report should be attributed to Roger Borgelt, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas. “While Texas has long been recognized as a national leader in reining in frivolous lawsuits and championing smart reform, we’re […]

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 […]