TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

March 10, 2017 (passed)

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June 18, 2017

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TCJL Applauds Passage Of ADA Drive-By Lawsuit Reform

TCJL Applauds Passage of ADA Drive-By Lawsuit Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Texas Civil Justice League Contact:  Carol Sims carol@tcjl.com TCJL Applauds Passage of ADA Drive-By Lawsuit Reform AUSTIN, May 9, 2017 — The Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL) commends the Texas House of Representatives on the passage of legislation on May 6 to curb the filing of “drive-by” lawsuits against businesses under the state version of the...
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Elite Plaintiffs Lawyer Accused of Concealing Payments to Expert Witnesses

Source: by Amanda Bronstad. Johnson & Johnson, hoping to reverse a $502 million verdict, is accusing plaintiffs attorney W. Mark Lanier of lying to a federal judge and jury about payments he made to two expert witnesses in a pivotal hip implant trial last year in Dallas. The allegations against the Houston lawyer surfaced in documents unsealed this week by the U.S. Court...
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Texas House Passes Hailstorm Lawsuit Abuse Bill

Source: SE Texas Record | by David Yates AUSTIN – Voting mostly along party lines, the Texas House tentatively passed H.B. 1774, commonly called the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill, on Thursday night. Texans for Lawsuit Reform has long argued the bill will protect consumers and stop rampant weather-related lawsuit abuse. “The Texas House of Representatives today voted to protect...
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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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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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