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Texas is #40 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. East Texas is at the top of the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment, with 26 percent of the respondents naming it the worst jurisdiction. The state of Texas ranks in the bottom five for judges’ impartiality.

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In the News Today - July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 | News and Blog

The schedule of events for the American Association of Justice's (AAJ) annual meeting includes discussion on Ski Area Litigation and Bicycle Litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - June 5, 2017

June 05, 2017 | News and Blog

More than a dozen business groups have proposed an amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the disclosure of outside financing arrangements. Read More »

Stemming the Tide of Hailstorm Lawsuits in Texas

June 02, 2017 | News and Blog

As a lifelong Texan, Cynthia Leal has lived through a lot of hailstorms, but she'll not soon forget the storm of 2014. Read More »

Texas Governor Signs Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform Bill

May 30, 2017 | News and Blog

Over the weekend, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed H.B. 1774 into law and put an end to abusive and frivolous lawsuits surrounding weather disasters such as hailstorms. Read More »

In the News Today - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 | News and Blog

House Bill 1774, a piece of legislation aimed at ending abusive and frivolous hailstorm litigation, is now on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The Institute for Legal Reform issued a statement "applauding the Texas legislature for prioritizing legal reform" and urged Gov. Abbott to sign the legislation swiftly. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Texas Legislature for Prioritizing Legal Reform; Urges Gov. Abbott to Sign Hailstorm Reform Legislation

May 17, 2017 | News and Blog

Today, the Texas Senate passed H.B. 1774 to put an end to abusive and frivolous hailstorm litigation. The bill now heads to Governor Greg Abbott's desk for his signature. Read More »

In the News Today - April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 | News and Blog

A recent ruling from the Texas Supreme Court in USAA Texas Lloyds C. v. Menchaca, set forth five rules addressing the relationship between contract claims under an insurance policy and tort claims under the Texas Insurance Code. Read More »

WSJ Editorial - Graham "Tort Bar's Senate Undertaker"

April 21, 2017 | News and Blog

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes on the "largesse that the plaintiffs' bar is bestowing on South Carolina's Lindsey Graham in its moment of maximum political peril" through a fundraiser hosted by Houston plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier. Read More »

In the News Today - April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 | News and Blog

Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier is co-hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Graham this week, "spreading talk among conservatives that Graham has allied himself with plaintiff attorneys who have a huge financial incentive to block bills that sailed through the House of Representatives earlier this year." Read More »

Out-of-State Trial Lawyers to Host Texas Fundraiser for Graham

April 17, 2017 | News and Blog

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will head to Houston, Texas later this month to raise money from trial lawyers writes the Palmetto Business Daily. Read More »

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