TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

March 10, 2017 (passed)

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May 29, 2017

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June 18, 2017

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Tech Lawsuits in Texas

Got Cool New Tech? There’s a Lawsuit for That.

In 1899, Charles H. Duell, head of the U.S. Patent Office, was credited with suggesting that the agency should be closed, because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” From his vantage point at the end of the 19th century, the sentiment made sense. The previous decade had brought the world dozens of life-improving advances, from the zipper and the typewriter,...
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Alleged California ADA Violations by Category | 2016

State and federal legislation take new aim at predatory ADA lawsuits

Source: ModBee.com | BY GARTH STAPLEY | gstapley@modbee.com | 209-578-2390 The legislative fight against disability-based predatory lawsuits continues on state and national levels with new bills by Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray and Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham. Both lawmakers condemn shakedowns of businesses by plaintiffs demanding thousands of dollars to settle...
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Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Dies at 103

Jack Pope 1913-2017 from Osler McCarthy on Vimeo. Retired Texas Chief Justice Jack Pope, who helped establish formal judicial education for Texas judges, fought for a voluntary judicial-ethics code when judges had none and fought again to make that code mandatory and enforceable, died Saturday at 103. He served Texas for 38 years as a district court judge, court of appeals...
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Mostyn Lawfirm Loses Appeal over League City Ike Suit

Mostyn Law loses appeal, justices shut down League City Ike suit

Source: SE Texas Record Author: David Yates, Feb 1, 2017 HOUSTON – On Jan. 31, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling leaving the city of League City empty handed in its Hurricane Ike suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.  In September 2008, Ike ravaged the Texas coast, causing billions in damages. Following the hurricane, League City...
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Chief Justice Hecht Delivers State of Judiciary Address to Joint Session

The text of Chief Justice Hecht's February 1 address to the Legislature: Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus, Members of the 85th Legislature, former Chief Justice Phillips, former Chief Justice Jefferson, Members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: I have the honor to report to you on the state of the Judiciary. I begin with a story. Late on...
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Got Cool New Tech? There’s a Lawsuit for That.

In 1899, Charles H. Duell, head of the U.S. Patent Office, was credited with suggesting that the agency should be closed, because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” From his vantage point at the end of the 19th century, the sentiment made sense. The...

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Legislation Filed to Curb ADA Drive-by Lawsuits

Rep. John Smithee (R-Amarillo) today filed H.B. 1463 to discourage so-called "ADA Drive-by litigation." Similar to “patent trolling,” some plaintiff’s lawyers have developed a practice of sending demand letters to Texas businesses threatening to sue them under the...

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1-27-17 Legislative Report

as of January 27, 2017 2,029 Bills filed through today 1,288 House Bills 620 Senate Bills 121 Resolutions Bill filing deadline is Friday, March 10 Session ends Monday, May 29  Today ends the third week of the 85th Texas Legislature.  Senate committees were appointed...

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