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TCJL Tracking

Friday, May 7, 2021 Key deadlines May 10: Last day for House committees to report House bills and joint resolutions May 11: By 10 p.m. last House daily calendar with...

HB 3 Headed to House Floor

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has finally cleared the House State Affairs Committee and is on its way to the House...

TCJL Tracking 5-1-21

Highlights This Week Pandemic Liability Protection Act Clears House Committee SB 6 passed the Senate 29-1 on April 8, and cleared House Judiciary on April 28 with a...

SB 219 (Liability for Design Defects) Advances in Texas House

The Texas House has given initial approval to a signficant change in how risk is allocated in commercial construction contracts. SB 219 by Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) adopts the so-called “Spearin” rule, which generally assigns...

HB 2730 (Eminent Domain Reform) Passes 2nd Reading in House

On a nearly unanimous vote (144-1), HB 2730 by Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) and Rep. Dewayne Burns (R-Cleburne) has advanced to third readingin the House. Final approval is expected tomorrow, sending the bill to the Texas Senate. HB 2730 represents six years of...

SCOTX Hammers Trial Court Abuse of Medical Expense Counteraffidavits

In a closely-watched case of major significance to the defense of claims involving medical expenses, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court abused its discretion when it struck the defendant’s counteraffidavit challenging the reasonableness of medical...

TCJL Tracking

Friday, May 7, 2021 Key deadlines May 10: Last day for House committees to report House bills and joint resolutions May 11: By 10 p.m. last House daily calendar with House bills and joint resolutions May 12: By 9 a.m. last House local calendar with House bills May 13:...

HB 3 Headed to House Floor

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has finally cleared the House State Affairs Committee and is on its way to the House floor. Initially heard on March 11, HB 3 has undergone substantial changes during its eight weeks in...

Eminent Domain Reform Voted from House Land and Resource Management

By a 7-1 vote, CSHB 2730, now co-authored by House Land and Resource Management Committee Chair Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) and House Agriculture Committee Chair Dewayne Burns (R-Cleburne) was voted favorably from committee this morning. The bill now heads to the House...

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TCJL Journal
Fall 2019

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal
  • 2019 Legislators of the Year
  • 86th Legislative Session Report
  • Texas Civil Justice League Amicus Report
  • Eminent Domain: Why S.B. 421 was a Litigation Nightmare
  • Interim Study to Take Another Look at Judicial Selection
  • Paid or Incurred: Next Frontier of Tort Reform? Close Paid or Incurred Loophole

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