When it comes to legal reform, good judges matter

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Texas, which once had the biggest lawsuit abuse problem in the country, is now a leader in the lawsuit reform movement. The changes made have helped: Create and retain jobs Small employers flourish Bring balance and fairness to our courts Improve access to health care, especially in many underserved areas of the state To protect […]

Juror Walks Off to Take Phone Call as Texas Tests First Jury Trial Via Zoom

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Our “new normal” hasn’t come without growing pains even in the court system, but one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of answering the call when summoned for jury duty. #GetServedGoServe https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2020/05/18/juror-walks-off-to-take-phone-call-as-texas-tests-first-jury-trial-via-zoom/ 

Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Send Letter To Congressional Leaders Urging Support For Employer Liability Protections

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May 12, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Office of the Governor Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen today sent a letter to Congressional Leaders asking them to support liability protections for Texas employers. In the letter, the three state leaders urge Congress to support the inclusion of legal protections in […]

Personal Injury Lawyers Continue to “Cash In” Thanks to Class-Action Lawsuits

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A recently published white paper, An Empirical Analysis of Federal Consumer Fraud Class Action Settlements, on class-action settlements by the Jones Day law firm confirms what we have known for a while: some of these lawsuits deliver big jackpots for some personal injury lawyers, often at the expense of consumers. The study’s main findings: Only […]

Anticipating the COVID-19 Lawsuit Storm

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While health care professionals and other essential workers fight the COVID-19 pandemic from the front lines, they should not be worried about being sued for good-faith efforts they make in an attempt to save a life.  However, some personal injury lawyers see the current crisis as an opportunity to cash in.  The first lawsuits targeting […]