Using old data, Texas Watch released an opinion piece that painted a bleak picture of the status of insurance claims during the Harvey recovery, blaming the Legislature for passing bills that allegedly hurt property owners. It’s simply not true. The laws passed were focused on consumer protection and removing incentives for storm-chasing personal injury lawyers. […]
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By Justice Jeff Brown In mid-April, a 4-year-old boy was summoned to jury duty in Pennsylvania but was unable to go because “he has preschool that day.” The situation was a light-hearted reminder that 1) errors do happen and 2) some potential jurors do have legitimate reasons they can’t serve. On the whole, however, jury […]
CITIZENS AGAINST LAWSUIT ABUSE GROUPS TOUT JURY SERVICE AS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT DECLARES FIRST WEEK OF MAY “JURY SERVICE APPRECIATION” WEEK Leading legal watchdog groups say Texans must “walk the walk” and answer the call when summoned to serve AUSTIN, TEXAS— Noting that the right to trial by a jury of peers is a critical […]
The April 12th article, “Opioid lawyers pumped $110K into LaHood’s campaign after Bexar County DA hired them” makes clear that the opioid crisis is reaching communities all across Texas, including Bexar County. What’s the right approach to addressing this issue? Cooperation, collaboration and meaningful policy reforms – not lawsuits – should guide local, state and […]