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 […]

Contreras: Right to repair vs. frivolous lawsuits

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By SERGIO CONTRERAS, Special to the Valley Morning Star: The Texas Legislature during its 2019 session passed a law requiring school districts and other governmental entities to give architects, engineers and contractors an opportunity to correct work deemed to be defective after a construction project is completed. The law is known as the Right to […]

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Leaders Laud Governor’s Call to Make Pandemic-related Lawsuit Protections an Emergency Issue for Legislature

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Elected Officials to Respond to COVID-19 Relief – Not Personal Injury Lawyers AUSTIN, TEXAS—Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) leaders are applauding Governor Greg Abbott’s designation of coronavirus-related lawsuit protections as an “emergency item” for the current legislative session, paving the way for swift action on a critical element of […]

JENKINS: Stop abusive lawsuits plaguing owners, operators of commercial trucks and cars

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Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jan. 28, 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 […]

2020-21 Judicial Hellholes Report

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Earlier this month the Amerian Tort Reform Association released its list of 2020-2021 #JudicialHellholes and while Texas avoided this year’s list, it’s important we stay aware of emerging threats to Texas’ business climate. Read here to see who made the list: https://judicialhellholes.org/reports/2020-2021-executive-summar

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 greater balance and fairness to our courts Improve access to health care, especially in many underserved areas of the state The […]