Lawsuit Abuse Watchdog Says Health Care Advertising a Threat to Patients, Urges Legislature to Take Action

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Lawsuit Abuse Watchdog Says Health Care Advertising a Threat to Patients, Urges Legislature to Take Action Senate Bill 1189 and House Bill 2251 are scheduled to be heard in committee   AUSTIN, TEXAS — Texas television viewers were inundated by more than 190,000 advertisements for legal services in the state’s three largest media markets over […]

Sen. Cornyn Among Senators Reintroducing Bill Pushing for Disclosure of Litigation Funding

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Texas Senator John Cornyn is among a group of U.S. Senators supporting legislation to require transparency in third-party funding of lawsuits. “I am pleased to see Congress take note of these backroom funding deals and work to bring transparency to third-party litigation funding,” said Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association.  “The Litigation […]

Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor

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As more Texans rely on the Internet and television for health information, it’s important to distinguish between helpful resources and misleading lawsuit advertising. Many ads attempt to shape consumers’ decisions, steering them away from doctors and toward questionable lawsuits. Two pieces of legislation (Senate Bill 1189 and House Bill 2251) have been introduced in Texas […]

American Tort Reform Association’s Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

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A new report released by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) reveals the rapid growth of large firms representing state and municipal governments in cases involving opioids and climate change in recent years. It raises important issues regarding the hiring of outside counsel and the deep pockets of private attorneys. The report points to several […]

Barratry – more commonly known as “ambulance chasing” – is illegal

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At some of the most vulnerable times in life Texas law protects us from unwanted and overly-aggressive advances from personal injury lawyers (or their representatives) trolling for new clients and lawsuits. These aggressive tactics are called barratry – although they are more commonly known as “ambulance chasing” – and they are illegal. The recent indictment […]