Just Like Texas Weather, Our Legal Climate Can Change Fast

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Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Shines Light on Need to Defend Reforms By DeWitt Gayle Texas’ legal climate can be a lot like Texas weather. The calendar may say autumn, but summer heat persists. Hot, fall days often give way to bursts of cooler temperatures or afternoon storms within the same week. Just as Texas weather […]

New Report Unearths ‘Trial Lawyer Underground’

Via the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)    Lawsuit Industry’s ‘Largely Unreported’ Lobbying Success with Obama Administration Detailed WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2015 – Hoping to inspire Congress, 2016 presidential candidates and the media to pay closer attention to the lawsuit industry’s extraordinary access to and influence with Obama administration regulators, the American Tort Reform […]

Post-reforms, Texas continues to see a surge in new physicians

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The Lone Star State licensed a record number of new physicians last year, according to Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA). The state licensed some 4,295 new doctors, surging past the 4,000 mark for the first time in Texas history. “Twelve years since the passage of our historic 2003 medical liability reforms, we continue to […]

Ranking on Texas’ litigation environment worsens

By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog Arena A new national ranking suggests generally improved views of state legal climates, yet the Lone Star State’s litigation environment doesn’t fare so well. For its 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform commissioned the Harris Poll to examine the levels of […]