Stand Up for Summer

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A splashless summer is one thing, but it seems no summer activity is safe from lawsuits. Frivolous lawsuits can drive up costs for consumers and small businesses. They can take the fun out of summer, rain on your pool party or burn up your backyard cookout. Let’s stand up for summer and for common sense […]

Statement on Senate Bill 1189

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AUSTIN, TEXAS—The following statement regarding the Texas House’s preliminary approval of Senate Bill 1189, relating to deceptive advertising of legal services, should be attributed to Marcus Jahns, chairman of  Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse: “We are grateful to members of the Texas House for passing Senate Bill 1189 by Sen. Dawn Buckingham, which will help to rein in […]

Jury Service Appreciation Week

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Governor Greg Abbott has declared May 6th – 10th as “Jury Service Appreciation Week” in Texas. “The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. “Courts depend upon citizens to serve as jurors and all citizens should be encouraged to respond […]

Update: Senate Bill 1189

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Senate Bill 1189 by Senator Dawn Buckingham has passed the Senate and the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. The bill would require advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. “. . . [T]he ads can be confusing and misleading and […]