Rep. Murr Answers The Call

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State Representative Andy Murr (R-Junction) answered the call and responded to a jury service summons this week. Posting a photograph of his summons to his Facebook page, Rep. Murr stated “Headed to the courthouse to report for jury duty today. Always appreciate folks taking time out of their busy lives to perform this important task.” […]

Abbott signs off on two new tort reform measures, ends asbestos double dipping

Via SE Texas Record By David Yates Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law two tort reform measures Tuesday, ending asbestos double dipping and lawsuits brought by out-of-state plaintiffs. In February, state Rep. Doug Miller, R-New Braunfels, introduced House Bill 1492, relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in actions asserting asbestos or silica […]

Hailstorm lawsuits are threatening Texas homeowners

Via Texas Tribune By Julian Alvarez and Abraham Padron May is stormy in Texas, both weather-wise and politically. This year, the literal storms sweeping across our state and the figurative storms in the Capitol are more closely related than usual. As destructive spring hail pummels Texas from Amarillo to Port Arthur, state legislators in Austin […]

GAYLE: Asbestos reform needed to protect legitimate claims

via The Pasadena Citizen By DeWitt Gayle Double dips are good when you’re talking about ice cream. Unfortunately, over the last several years double dipping of another kind has allowed unscrupulous personal injury lawyers to enrich themselves by abusing our lawsuit system. Simply put, some personal injury lawyers are gaming the lawsuit system, manipulating it […]