Session Summary – 85th Texas Legislature

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE SESSION SUMMARY – 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE June 2, 2017 TCJL Program of Work  |  Eminent Domain  |  Courts & Judiciary Construction Law Bills Generate Controversy  |  Gun Liability  |  Attorney Fees Cyberbullying Bill Goes to Governor  |...

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...

Houston Chronicle: HB 1794 by Geren

April 28, 2015 (http://www.chron.com/opinion/letters/article/Wednesday-letters-Texas-legislative-issues-6229724.php) The environment Regarding “Local interests” (Page B15, April 5), important public policy is making its way through the Texas Legislature...

Bills Filed that Expand or Create New Causes of Action

  HB 113 Fletcher, Allen(R) Relating to prohibiting abortion that is based on the sex of the unborn child.   Specific Remarks: Sec. 170.004. CIVIL REMEDIES. (a) A civil action may be brought against a person who violates Section 170.003 by: (1) the woman on...

Campus carry a near lock to pass

March 17, 2015 (http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Senate-to-debate-campus-carry-6138681.php) By Lauren McGaughy A bill that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on college campuses is not expected to be debated in...

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