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National Report Examines Where Laws Are Applied in Unfair, Unbalanced Manners AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Rio Grande Valley and East Texas are named “Judicial Hellholes” in a just released annual report published by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA). “Judicial Hellholes” are jurisdictions across the country where the laws are applied in an unfair or […]

Texas Cities Among Most Frequent Targets for Personal Injury Lawyer Ad Dollars

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New Campaign Urges Texans, “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor” AUSTIN, TEXAS—Today, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) announced a new statewide consumer education campaign, urging Texans to “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor.” Small business owners, health care providers and lawsuit reform advocates have joined forces to press for greater consumer awareness in […]

Judge: Rep. Reynolds can’t practice law while appealing barratry conviction

Via the Houston Chronicle State Rep. Ron Reynolds will not be able to practice law while appealing his conviction for illegally soliciting clients, a Montgomery County judge ruled Tuesday. County Court-at-Law Judge Mary Ann Turner also set Reynolds’ bond at $25,000. The Missouri City Democrat had not been released from the county jail as of […]

The Virtues of Arbitration

Via the New York Times To the Editor: Your three-part series on arbitration, beginning with “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (front page, Nov. 1), is a one-sided view of arbitration and class-action lawsuits that parrots the plaintiffs’ lawyers’ talking points. Does anyone in the year 2015 still honestly think that class-action lawsuits do […]