Fifteen years ago this fall, Texas voters did something truly dramatic. They approved a constitutional amendment that limits non-economic damage awards in lawsuits against doctors and hospitals. The reason for doing so was painfully obvious: Jury awards for subjective harm, like emotional distress, were soaring. At the time, questionable lawsuits and abusive legal practices were […]
LEGAL WATCHDOGS KICK OFF AWARENESS WEEK BY REMINDING TEXANS THAT PROTECTING THE COURTS “STARTS WITH YOU” Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Emphasizes Personal Responsibility AUSTIN, TEXAS — When it comes to protecting Texas’ courts from frivolous lawsuits, “It Starts With You.” That’s the message that Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) groups are delivering as […]
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Study Released by American Tort Reform Association: Trial Lawyers Spent $186 Million on Advertising in Second Quarter of 2018
Study Released by American Tort Reform Association: Trial Lawyers Spent $186 Million on Advertising in Second Quarter of 2018 California, Florida, Missouri, New York Among Top Media Markets Sept. 24, 2018 (WASHINGTON) — Today, the American Tort Reform Association released a study showing spending and top media markets for TV ads from trial lawyers. “Have you […]
FIFTEEN YEARS ON, PROPOSITION 12 CONTINUES TO EXPAND HEALTH CARE OPTIONS ACROSS TEXAS Advocates of Historic Lawsuit Reform Amendment Cite Significant Increases in Access to Health Care on Proposition 12’s Fifteenth Anniversary AUSTIN, TEXAS — As Texas marks the 15th anniversary of voter approval of landmark medical liability reform, the state continues to see dramatic improvement in access to […]