Do You Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Lawsuit Abuse?

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By Karen Easterling Texas is a beacon for attracting business expansions, relocations, investment and jobs. That’s reflective of the state’s commitment to a business-friendly climate through policies and practices like lower taxes and a predictable regulatory framework. Smart, common-sense legal reforms are another cornerstone of our success. By targeting abusive lawsuits and questionable legal tactics […]

Do You Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Lawsuit Reform?

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Texas, which once had the biggest lawsuit abuse problem in the country, is now a leader in the lawsuit reform movement.  The changes made have helped: Create and retain jobs Small employers flourish Bring balance and fairness to our courts Improve access to health care, especially in many underserved areas of the state The progress […]

Texas Recognized as State of the Decade

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Earlier this month, Texas was named the 2019 State of the Year by Business Facilities Magazine.  The state is now the first to win the award for the fourth time after receiving the designation in 2007, 2012 and 2016.  The magazine’s editor in chief, Jack Rogers, called Texas an “economic development success story.” In a […]

Ringing in the New Year Without a Lawsuit

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As Texans prepare to celebrate the holidays at office parties and social gatherings, it’s important for party hosts to keep liability in mind as they plan celebrations especially those that involve alcohol. Partygoers should be encouraged to take personal responsibility for their own actions as a way to curb lawsuit abuse this holiday season. Following […]

Judicial Hellholes 2019-2020 Report

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The 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) is out! The report identifies areas of the country where lawsuit abuse is rampant and justice is not evenly applied.   While questionable legal practices and junk lawsuits continue to be a problem in Texas, our state’s work to shed its reputation as the […]

Say “Boo” to Lawsuits

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Halloween – a time for creepy crawlers, ghosts, witches and things that go “boo” in the night. But there is more to this fun holiday than meets the eye.  While you are trying to decide what costume to wear and what party to attend, some personal injury lawyers may be gearing up for ways to […]

Personal Injury Lawyer Ads Plaguing Consumers: Texas Responds

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Personal injury lawyer advertising continues to raise eyebrows across the United States. A new study examines how Philadelphia personal injury lawyers continue to unleash legal services ads on that city’s consumers. The problem isn’t limited to the East Coast, as Texans, too, have seen in recent years. Personal injury lawyer ads with terms such as […]

Texas Lawsuit Reforms Attract New Physicians

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Since Texas voters approved medical liability reforms 16 years ago, the number of new doctors practicing in the state has grown significantly.  Read more from the Texas Alliance for Patient Access:    TEXAS LICENSES A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW PHYSICIANS AT THE 16-YEAR MARK OF LIABILITY REFORMS The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 4,760 new […]

Stopping Lawsuit Abuse Starts With You!

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September 30 through October 4 marks 2019 Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week in Texas (LAAW) and across the country. This effort puts a spotlight on abusive lawsuits and questionable legal practices – and to educate Texans on the cost lawsuit abuse imposes on all of us. LAAW also focuses on personal responsibility and reminds each of […]

Texas Legislature Making Strides to Protect Patients

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As a physician, I strive to communicate openly and transparently with my patients. Building trust is a critical component in any treatment protocol – whether patients are navigating a life-threatening or debilitating illness, or one that is persistent and chronic. Too many times, however, trust in the doctor-patient relationship erodes when a patient sees or […]