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 […]

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 […]