Court shopping Texas trial lawyers head to Louisiana

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Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) organizations across the nation are well known for their watchdogging role. This is precisely what our friends at Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) are doing by exposing Texas trial lawyers who are traveling to the Bayou State to drum up lawsuits against Chesapeake Energy. LLAW Executive Director Melissa Landry writes […]

AB 465: Trial Lawyers’ Attempt to Enrich Themselves

Via Fox and Hounds The final weeks of the legislative session have arrived, and that means it is silly season in the State Capitol. At this time of year, trial lawyers use every trick they have to expand litigation and make sure our state’s lawsuit system continues to mainly serve the interests of lawyers rather […]

Lawmakers Taking Closer Look at Litigation Funding

Via the Wall Street Journal The practice of advancing millions of dollars to help people and companies file lawsuits has had critics for years. While proponents of the “litigation finance” industry say it helps level the playing field for those who would otherwise be unable to pursue lawsuits, critics have long complained that such third-party […]

My View: Unnecessary lawsuits won’t improve health care

Via Santa Fe New Mexican By Linda Sechovec | 0 comments Appearances can be deceiving, but sometimes they are exactly what they look to be. So it is with a Washington, D.C., personal injury law firm whose emissaries comb the country seeking new business opportunities with state attorneys general after presenting them with a rationale for […]

Texas’ tort reforms have been a success

Via Tyler Morning Telegraph Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entire presidential campaign is “hey, look at Texas.” And that’s valid. But it’s also an opportunity to do exactly that – where did the “Texas miracle” (the sustained economic boom) come from? A pretty good case can be made that in part, at least, it came […]