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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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 »

In the News Today - April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 | News and Blog

The CHOICE Act would rename the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as the Consumer Financial Opportunity Agency and "rein in its powers," including striping the CFPB of its agency status and its director would be "fireable at will by the president." Read More »

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 »

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