SE Texas Record One year later, landmark hailstorm lawsuit reforms shows lasting results, say tort reform groups AUSTIN – Lawsuit reform enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2017 and that took effect one year ago show that common sense reform works for Texas, say state tort reform groups. Ensuring state courts are used for […]
Over the years we have seen an increase in silly lawsuits related to the food industry. Heard the one about a lawsuit against Junior Mint for too much air in the candy boxes?. This ginger ale lawsuit is just the latest among many brought against the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. But questionable suits hurt us […]
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas have been proud to be a part of the lawsuit reform movement for over 20 years. Thanks to lawsuit reform Texas has become a place where businesses want to be – and that means more jobs and a stronger economy. Read more here: Texas is CNBC’s Top State […]
A personal injury lawyer who took advantage of some Texas homeowners by filing fraudulent hailstorm-related lawsuits will serve five years in prison, a Tarrant County judge has decided. Read the complete story here: Texas lawyer who filed fraudulent hail-damage lawsuits sentenced to 5 years. H/T to the judge in this case.
Whether it’s a slip and falls on wet surfaces like swimming pool decking, dog bites by a neighbor’s pet, burns from a charcoal grill or fireworks’ accidents. We want to encourage and educate Texans about using common-sense to avoid being on the receiving end of lawsuit and to think twice before filing a suit themselves.
For many personal injury trial lawyers, the dream is to one day hit the next big litigation jackpot and land a multi-billion-dollar settlement, deploying lawsuits against one American industry after another in a scheme to strike it big. Now, some attorneys believe they’ve uncovered the City of Gold and are ready to cash in on […]
People are getting hurt riding (or hit by) scooters in California and some personal injury lawyers are on the hunt for cases. Check out the complete article here: Now the Personal Injury Lawyers Have Scooters in Their Sights
The Imperfect Storm: Harvey Litigation Will Be Fought Under Hailstorm Bill’s Rules, While ‘Menchaca’ Looms in the Background
When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August 2017, it was the first major hurricane to hit Texas since Hurricane Ike, nine years before, which spawned a wealth of litigation against carriers. Most of these cases have been resolved by 2017, leaving many policyholder and carrier attorneys with extra time on their hands. Harvey litigation undoubtedly means […]
Is “Loser Pays” a Vestige of Oppression? Part I By Mark Pulliam In response to a recent post on my blog, Misrule of Law, regarding the award of attorneys’ fees in litigation, a friend of mine scolded me for criticizing the so-called “American rule,” pursuant to which each side generally bears its own attorneys’ fees […]
An opinion piece by Texas Watch used old data to misrepresent the state of insurance claims during the recovery and blamed the Legislature for passing bills that hurt property owners. Texans should know that the laws passed were meant to protect consumers and remove incentives for storm-chasing personal injury lawyers to troll for new clients. […]