Interim Committee Considers Jury Service

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—Today, as the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee considers an Interim Charge to examine jury service participation and response rates in Texas, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) pointed to their recent study that tracks jury service participation and found troubling numbers. “While state and county leaders continue to work to improve participation […]

Jury Service: It’s a Privilege, Not a Duty

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Have you ever received a postcard in the mail with “OFFICIAL JURY SUMMONS” emblazoned across the top? Did you at first groan and then contemplate 20 different ways you might get out of it? If so, you are not alone. It’s a widespread problem. Counties across the state struggle with low response and participation rates […]

What the Hail?

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Today in Texas, there’s a new kind of ambulance-chasing trial lawyer. Over the last several years, trial lawyers have begun a new practice of “storm chasing” after major hailstorms in an effort to increase their profits. By manipulating current laws, these storm-chasing trial lawyers are lining their pockets at the expense of everyday Texans. After […]

How Big Data Is Big Bucks for Personal Injury Lawyers

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Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse shared our take on big data and the increase in certain lawsuits in a recent letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News.  It also serves as a good reminder: “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor.” Texas trial lawyers have a history of searching for ways to make millions […]

Every Day is Lawsuit “Tax Day”

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Our friends at Sick of Lawsuits offer up a timely reminder as Americans file their taxes this year. As you make you final income tax calculations, pause a moment to think about how much the “lawsuit tax” is costing each of us. The sheer number of lawsuits being filed throughout the country every year raises […]