It Starts With You! Fairness in Our Legal System Is Up to Each of Us

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By D’Anne Buquet, Sergio Contreras and Bobby Jenkins Texans value the independence and freedom to make their own choices.  But those choices can have an impact in all aspects of our lives in Texas, including at the courthouse. And, in return, what happens in the courtrooms can impact every Texans’ lives and livelihoods, too. Citizens […]

Statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Regarding Commercial Vehicle Lawsuit Reform Taking Effect on Sept. 1

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following is a statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) regarding House Bill 19, which is aimed at reining in commercial vehicle lawsuit abuse and takes effect Sept. 1, 2021.  The bill was passed during this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Greg Abbott in June.  The statement may be […]

ATRA’s Everlasting Judicial Hellholes®: A Long Hot 20 Years

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Texas has made this Judicial Hellholes list a number of times – but we’ve been spared it in recent years.  Yet, we know lawsuit abuse does continue to fester in our state.  Just this year, legislators had to step in to rein in abusive lawsuits targeting employers who own or operate commercial trucks and cars […]

TEXANS AGAINST LAWSUIT ABUSE AND CITIZENS AGAINST LAWSUIT ABUSE LAUNCH “IT STARTS WITH YOU” AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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As a new study shows consumers are paying nearly $500 more for everyday goods and services each year because of lawsuit abuse, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) organizations are kicking off a summer-long campaign to remind Texans that they play a pivotal role in stopping lawsuit abuse.  The digital media-based […]

Statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Regarding Governor Abbott’s Approval of Lawsuit Reforms

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following is a statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) regarding Governor Abbott’s approval of lawsuit reforms passed during this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature. The statement may be attributed to Marla Mathews, TALA spokesperson. “With Governor Abbott’s signature on House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 6, Texas continues the state’s […]

Statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Regarding Legislative Passage of Lawsuit Reforms

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following is a statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) regarding passage of lawsuit reforms during this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature.  The statement may be attributed to Marla Mathews, TALA spokesperson. “With the passage of House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 6, Texas lawmakers continue the state’s important work to support […]

Abusive Commercial Vehicle Lawsuits and Their Impact on Small Businesses (Video)

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Bobby Jenkins, CALA Central Texas board member and president of ABC Home and Commercial Services, explains how his commercial vehicles are targeted by some personal injury lawyers for multi-million dollar payouts when involved in an accident.  Additionally, he discusses the impact these abusive lawsuits have on small businesses like his own and encourages the Texas […]

Forum: South Texas commercial vehicle operators, owners under attack

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Special to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, April 16, 2021 This opinion reflects the recent trend in aggressive and excessive tactics used to take advantage of Corpus Christi employers. I write on behalf of several small businesses who declined to go public on the issue, knowing that some personal injury lawyers will retaliate against anyone who […]

Jenkins: Lawsuit abuse is hurting operators of commercial vehicles

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Special to the Austin American-Statesman, Mar. 18, 2021  Groceries to your doorstep. Packages safely delivered. Toilet paper, face masks, holiday gifts, and now, vaccines are all seamlessly transported across the state and around the country. During the pandemic, we have all become keenly aware of the importance of delivery and service vehicles to our daily […]

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Leaders Applaud Legislation to Rein in Abusive Lawsuits Plaguing Delivery and Service Trucks and Cars in Texas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) leaders are applauding legislation aimed at reining in abusive lawsuits plaguing commercial vehicle owners and operators.  The legislation, House Bill 19, is authored by state Rep. Jeff Leach, chairman of the Texas House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee. While other types of personal injury lawsuits are decreasing in […]