In the News Today - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

ILR Urges Texas Governor to Sign Hailstorm Reform Legislation: 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. (Southeast Texas Record)

How Aggressive Lawyers, Costly Lawsuits, and Runaway Medical Bills Make Car Insurance Unaffordable in Detroit: Overall, Michigan residents pay the third-highest car insurance rates nationwide, according to the latest figures released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. A Free Press investigation finds that runaway medical bills, disability benefits payouts and lawsuits under Michigan’s one-of-a-kind, no-fault insurance system play a key role in driving up these costs. (Detroit Free Press)