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 […]

Governor Abbott answers the call

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Kudos to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for answering the call this week when summoned to jury duty in Travis County. In reporting for duty at the downtown courthouse, Abbott said “I think it is important for everyone who is called for jury service, regardless of what their position in life is, that they come and […]

Support legislation to halt storm-chasing lawyers

Via San Antonio Express News When we began fighting lawsuit abuse in Texas 22 years ago, we had no idea how long the battle would take. We have won some great tort reform victories that strengthened the Texas economy and helped make the Texas civil justice system a model for the nation. But today, we […]

Listen to Doctors, Not Lawyers’ Ads

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By: Christine L Canterbury, MD (FACOG) Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic If you had a cold, and could see two people for advice – a doctor or a lawyer – which person would you want to treat you? You’d want the doctor. One might say that this is a common sense answer. But remarkably, people give […]