Texas is #38 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising up one spot since 2017. It saw improvements in seven out of 10 key element categories. Jefferson County made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.

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  1. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  2. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  3. NPR Highlights Trial Lawyer "Referral Mills," Advertising Bonanza

    July 03, 2019 | Blogs

    A recent spree of lawsuit advertising to recruit plaintiffs for Roundup weed-killer litigation is just the latest example of the trial lawyer "money machine" in action, according to reporting from National Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report. ... Read More

  4. Texas Governor Signs Municipality Litigation Transparency Bill

    June 12, 2019 | News

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill this week aimed at bringing transparency to the process by which municipalities hire private lawyers for litigation, the Southeast Texas Record reports.... Read More

  5. Bill To Rein In Local Contingency Fee Contracts Sent To Texas Governor

    May 23, 2019 | News

    A bill that would rein in the growing trend of private lawyers pitching lawsuits to local and municipal governments passed both chambers of the Texas legislature and is on the way to the governor.... Read More

  6. Texas House Moves To Rein In Municipality Litigation

    May 03, 2019 | News

    On a 103-39 vote, the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that would rein in the growing trend of private trial lawyers pitching lawsuits to local governments, the Southeast Texas Record reports.... Read More

  7. In The News Today - April 12, 2019

    April 12, 2019 | News

    Texas Senate Advances Bill To Curb Deceptive Trial Lawyer Ads... Read More

  8. In the News Today - April 10, 2019

    April 10, 2019 | News

    Insurance Restatement "Out of Bounds," Texas Legislature Hears; Fee Committee Chair Pushes Back On Fee Accusations... Read More

  9. North Dakota Joins Ohio in Rejecting Controversial ALI Restatement

    April 05, 2019 | News

    Late last month, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law stating that judges in the state "may not apply, give weight to, or afford recognition to, the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance as an authoritative reference" with respect to North Dakota laws and rules. ... Read More

  10. Texas House Committee Passes Bill to Bring Transparency, Accountability to Municipal Contingency Fee Contracts

    April 04, 2019 | News

    Legislation expanding standards of quality and transparency in private attorney contracting to cities and counties has passed a key legislative hurdle in Texas.... Read More