87th Legislative Session Report

Even before it began, the 87th Legislature was always going to be unique. Nobody knew how long the pandemic emergency would continue, when vaccines would be readily available, or how fast the economy could mount a comeback. The culture wars that erupted over the...

TCJL Files Amicus in Eminent Domain Case

TCJL today filed an amicus curiae brief with the Texas Supreme Court in In re Breviloba, LLC (No. 21-0541). The case arose from a condemnation petition filed by Breviloba, a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Operating LLC, in the Walker County Court at Law in...

Special Session Agenda Announced by Governor Abbott

July 7, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation that identifies eleven agenda items for the Special Session that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 8.”The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success for the...

Governor Abbott Letter to Public Utility Commission

Governor Abbott Directs Public Utility Commission To Take Immediate Action To Improve Electric Reliability July 6, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) directing them...

SCOTX Grants Review in International Paper Case

The Texas Supreme Court has granted review in Signature Industrial Services, LLC and Jeffry Ogden v. International Paper Company (No. 20-0396). Last August TCJL filed an amicus brief asking the court to hear the case. The case arose from a $775,000 construction...

Governor Signs SB 6, HB 2730

Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law two bills spearheaded by TCJL during the 87th Legislative Session. SB 6, the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, and HB 2730, landmark eminent domain reform, signify major legislative achievements that will have significant...

Highlights of the 87th Texas Legislature

Texas Civil Justice League 87th Legislature Highlights June 16, 2021 VETO PERIOD ENDS JUNE 20 Politics & Dynamics of the 87th Legislature Governor Abbott Priorities Lt. Governor Patrick Priorities Speaker Phelan Priorities 2021 Bill Stats State Budget Expected...

ATRA Legislative Watch

Highlights California – Several liability-expanding bills stall, others advance Colorado – Employment liability legislation dies Louisiana – Attorney advertising bill passes legislature New York – Bill to allow private litigation to enforce state tax law passes Senate...

Justice Guzman Resigns from Texas Supreme Court

Associate Justice Eva Guzman has submitted her resignation from the Texas Supreme Court to Governor Greg Abbott, effective Friday, June 11. Since Governor Rick Perry appointed her to the Court in 2009, Justice Guzman has become one of the most highly regarded state...

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