Reform Works

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Texas’ 2003 medical liability reforms have attracted new doctors to the state.  More about these reforms and why preserving them are important to health care access can be found here at Texas Civil Justice League.

It Starts With You! Fairness in Our Legal System Is Up to Each of Us

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By D’Anne Buquet, Sergio Contreras and Bobby Jenkins Texans value the independence and freedom to make their own choices.  But those choices can have an impact in all aspects of our lives in Texas, including at the courthouse. And, in return, what happens in the courtrooms can impact every Texans’ lives and livelihoods, too. Citizens […]

Statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Regarding Commercial Vehicle Lawsuit Reform Taking Effect on Sept. 1

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following is a statement from Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) regarding House Bill 19, which is aimed at reining in commercial vehicle lawsuit abuse and takes effect Sept. 1, 2021.  The bill was passed during this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Greg Abbott in June.  The statement may be […]

ATRA’s Everlasting Judicial Hellholes®: A Long Hot 20 Years

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Texas has made this Judicial Hellholes list a number of times – but we’ve been spared it in recent years.  Yet, we know lawsuit abuse does continue to fester in our state.  Just this year, legislators had to step in to rein in abusive lawsuits targeting employers who own or operate commercial trucks and cars […]

Class Action Settlements Serve Lawyers Over Class Members

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In many cases, class-action lawsuits enrich some personal injury lawyers at consumers’ expense. Class action lawsuits were designed to combine legitimate cases, saving the court time and saving expenses for all involved.  But too often, the system has been used by some personal injury lawyers to pocket mega fees – sometimes millions of dollars – […]