Texas

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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Australian Litigation Funder Expands to Texas as Industry Faces 'Increased Scrutiny' from Courts

February 22, 2017 | News and Blog

Australia-based third party litigation funder Bentham IMF is expanding to Texas, and has hired Eric Chenoweth, a commercial and intellectual property litigator at Yetter Coleman, to lead its Houston office. Read More »

In the News Today - February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 | News and Blog

Opposition by the U.S. Chamber and the Florida Justice Reform Institute was noted in a story about the Florida House Judiciary Committee's vote to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would "limit Florida appellate judges to two consecutive terms in office." Read More »

In the News Today - February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 | News and Blog

On Tuesday of this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation that would dismantlement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Read More »

In the News Today - February 1, 2017

February 01, 2017 | News and Blog

According to a newly released Pew Research Center study "many Americans lack faith in various public and private institutions to protect their personal information from bad actors." Out of 1,040 adults surveyed, 64 percent reported they have personally experienced a major data breach. Read More »

In the News Today - January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017 | News and Blog

Steven Donziger has been the force behind long-running litigation against Chevron on behalf of plaintiffs in Lago Agrio (LAP). Most recently, a Toronto court rejected Donziger's bid to enforce a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment in a "sober and extremely well-reasoned opinion." Read More »

In the News Today - December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016 | News and Blog

Texans for Lawsuit Reform are asking for reform to tackle alleged abuses by so-called "storm chasing" lawyers. The advocacy group wants legislation to strip attorneys of any fees if they are found to have solicited clients door to door. Read More »

Angling for a White House Job? Probably Best Not to Talk About it

October 28, 2016 | News and Blog

The Washington Post reports that Lisa Blue Baron, a prominent Dallas plaintiffs' attorney, told a conference room full of people she was "so excited about" the opportunity to pursue her "dream job" as a member of Hillary Clinton's team working to vet federal judges. Read More »

Lawyers Suing Lawyers: Texas mass tort attorney sues other mass tort attorney over robocall recruitment tactic

September 26, 2016 | News and Blog

John R. MacLean, an attorney in Texas, received an automated phone call from two Arizona law firms seeking to find clients for a class action law suit against the makers of IVC filters. These filters are medical devices implanted into the inferior vena cava vein to reduce the risks of blood clotting. Read More »

U.S. judicial nominees for Texas tell Senate they 'frown' upon use of ALI restatements

September 09, 2016 | News and Blog

In a September 7 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee over five of President Obama's nominees for U.S. district judgeships in Texas, Senator Charles Grassley questioned the nominees on statements written by the American Law Institute. Read More »

In the News Today - August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 | News and Blog

The criminal fraud case against Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts and six others has now gone to a jury. Watts and the other defendants are facing allegations they signed up fake clients and submitted false claims after the Gulf oil spill. Read More »

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