Stand Up for Summer

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Simple summertime pleasures can be taken away, because of frivolous lawsuits targeting some of our favorite activities. The most common target is a diving board. Many private and public forgo this exhilarating pool accessory due to fear of a lawsuit. Let’s not cancel summer. Frivolous lawsuits cost time and money – even if cases are […]

Jury Service Appreciation Week

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared May 6th – 10th, “Jury Service Appreciation Week.” “The right to trial by jury of our peers is a critical part of our justice system. The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. Texans know […]

Update: Senate Bill 1189

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Senate Bill 1189 by Senator Dawn Buckingham continues to move through the legislative process. SB 1189 would require advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician.  Many proponents of the bill argue some lawyer ads can “unnecessarily” scare people to the point that […]

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 […]