Houston litigation mill making national headlines

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A Houston law firm’s questionable practices are now making national headlines, as Forbes recently reported. The curtain has been pulled back on an unscrupulous practice among tort mills and warehouses in this Houston case involving AkinMears. The buying and selling of civil lawsuits exposes the inner workings and ugly underbelly of a lawsuit machine driven […]

Texas Congressman says asbestos reform needed to protect veterans, first responders

Via SE Texas Record A U.S. Congressman from Texas says reform is needed to stop trial lawyers from draining billions of dollars from asbestos trust funds – money set aside for veterans, firefighters, industrial workers and other Americans suffering from an asbestos-related illness. In effort to combat asbestos double dipping, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced […]

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 […]