Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Running Short of Money to Pay Future Claimants, System Lacks Safeguards

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Institute for Legal Reform released a report highlighting the depletion of asbestos bankruptcy trusts, jeopardizing their ability to fully compensate future claimants. The trusts lack safeguards to preserve assets, spend very little to verify the legitimacy of claims and do not have contingency fee caps, allowing lawyers to collect up to 40 percent of claims […]

Some lawyers continue to cash in on the ADA

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Some personal injury lawyers continue to use the American Disabilities Act (ADA) to shake down businesses for cash settlements to avoid high cost court cases. Just last year, the State Bar of Texas took action against an Austin lawyer for professional misconduct after he sent letters to hundreds of health care providers threatening to sue them […]

Don’t Get Your Medical Advice from a Lawyer

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We’ve been reminding Texans that lawyer advertising can be misleading. “Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor,” we’re fond of saying. You can learn more about what lawyer ads don’t say that can hurt you online here. More recently, the American Tort Reform Association’s Tiger Joyce provides new perspective on this issue. You can read […]

Ask your candidates questions and show up to vote!

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Do you know where your candidates stand on lawsuit reform or other important issues? Before you vote, research the candidates and ask questions. Groups across the state have worked hard to pass lawsuit reforms that have returned balance and fairness to our civil justice system. These reforms have helped Texas to become a place where […]