Statement on Senate Bill 1189

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following statement regarding the Texas House’s preliminary approval of Senate Bill 1189, relating to deceptive advertising of legal services, should be attributed to Marcus Jahns, chairman of  Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse: “We are grateful to members of the Texas House for passing Senate Bill 1189 by Sen. Dawn Buckingham, which will help to rein in […]

Jury Service Appreciation Week

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Governor Greg Abbott has declared May 6th – 10th as “Jury Service Appreciation Week” in Texas. “The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. “Courts depend upon citizens to serve as jurors and all citizens should be encouraged to respond […]

Update: Senate Bill 1189

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Senate Bill 1189 by Senator Dawn Buckingham has passed the Senate and the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. The bill would require advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. “. . . [T]he ads can be confusing and misleading and […]

New Report Shows Texans Bombarded with Ads for Legal Services

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Lawsuit Abuse Watchdogs Urge Legislature to Pass SB 1189 to Protect Texas Patients from Misleading Ads AUSTIN, TEXAS—Television viewers in each of Texas’ four largest media markets were bombarded with an average $4.1 million in ads for lawyers, lawsuits and legal services in the final quarter of 2018, according to a new study released today […]

Texas Senate passes SB 1189

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AUSTIN – Every year, Texans at home watching TV are inundated with tens of thousands of lawyer advertisements, many of which “deceptively” warn viewers that the medication they’re taking could be dangerous. On April 11, the Texas Senate passed SB 1189, which relates to deceptive advertising of legal services and seeks to bring transparency and […]