‘Massive’ judgments earn Texas ‘Dishonorable Mention’ on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ report

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SE Texas Record December 4, 2018 ‘Massive’ judgments earn Texas ‘Dishonorable Mention’ on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ report By David Yates WASHINGTON – Once a regular on the list, Texas managed to avoid landing a “Judicial Hellhole’ ranking this year, but did secure a “Dishonorable Mention” for dishing out massive damage awards, including the largest in the […]

Texas Court Decisions Earn Dishonorable Mention in Annual Judicial Hellholes Report

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Texas Court Decisions Earn Dishonorable Mention in Annual Judicial Hellholes Report AUSTIN, TEXAS—Two recent Texas court decisions landed Texas back on the Judicial Hellholes, an annual report published this week by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). The 2018-2019 Judicial Hellholes report highlights cases and jurisdictions across the United States where judges and civil courts […]

Missouri: The Cost of Lawsuit Abuse

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Once dubbed the “Wild West” of lawsuit abuse, Texas is now a leader in the lawsuit reform movement – and the resulting benefits to Texans are undeniable.  Lawsuit reforms have helped create or retain jobs, allowed small employers to flourish, improved access to health care, especially in underserved areas of our state, and brought balance […]

Letter to the Editor: Study Judge Candidates

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Study Judge Candidates Regarding “Do democracy a favor and research Texas judges before voting” (HoustonChronicle.com, Oct. 24): While campaigns for the Texas Legislature and Congress receive lots of media attention, many people forget that we also decide who represents us in the state judiciary. It’s critical that we elect judges who will impartially apply the […]