Texas ranked #39 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving one spot from 2015. Jefferson County, Texas is in the top ten cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.

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In the News Today - February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018 | News and Blog

Asbestos Documentary Spurs Fight to Unseal Deposition in Travis County Read More »

In the News Today - December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017 | News and Blog

Here We Come A-Revoking: Professional Plaintiffs Target Text Messaging; Movie texting lawsuit makes top 10 'Most Ridiculous' list Read More »

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 »

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