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...

April Showers Bring May Storm Suits

HOUSTON – Spring has definitely come in like a lion in Texas so far, but no lamb is in sight yet as a torrent of storm lawsuits are currently flooding state courts. In Webb County alone, 113 storm lawsuits were filed in a four-day period, from May 3 – May 6, against a...

TCJL Files Amicus in Hailstorm MDL Discovery Dispute

TCJL has filed an amicus brief in two mandamus actions currently pending before the Texas Supreme Court. In Re State Farm Lloyds (Nos. 15-0903 and 15-0905) involve hailstorm MDL Judge Rose Reyna’s decision to issue a protocol for the production of electronically...

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