Senator Cornyn Introduces COVID Liability Protection Legislation

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By George Christian, General Counsel, Texas Civil Justice League  Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced legislation to shield businesses, health care providers, schools, non-profit organizations, and other entities from liability for personal injury claims allegedly caused by exposure to the novel coronavirus. The Act applies to injuries from alleged exposure occurring between December 1, 2019, […]

Bexar County civil court will be the pilot for virtual jury trials

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Our “new normal” is bringing many changes, but one thing hasn’t changed: the importance that jury participation plays in our judicial system. In August, Bexar County will serve as the test case for holding virtual jury trials in Texas. Officials with the 57th Civil District Court, along with the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Office of Court Administration, have been brainstorming on how […]

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/