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TCJL 31st Annual Meeting Notice

Click Here to Register Now TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE 31ST Annual Meeting   Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM Board Meeting (Board Members Only) 3:00-6:00 PM Member Meeting & Reception Headliners Club 221 West 6TH Street Austin, Texas 78701 Please register here:...

House GOP Caucus Working Group Recommends Speaker Election Changes

House GOP Caucus Working Group Recommends Speaker Election Changes The House Republican Caucus has circulated proposed changes to the caucus by-laws governing the process for the nomination of candidates for Speaker. The changes will be considered at a caucus meeting...

Lt. Governor Patrick Releases Second Wave of Interim Charges

Lt. Governor Patrick Releases Second Wave of Interim Charges Targets Campus Free Speech and Establishes Select Committee on Election Security AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his final list of the 81 interim legislative charges he is asking the Texas Senate to...

House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey

House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey   AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the full list of House interim charges Monday, assigning almost every committee at least one charge related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. By issuing...

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges October 23, 2017 Targets Alamo Funding Review & Establishes Select Committee on E-Verify AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in...

ATRA cheers 5th Circuit reversal of record-setting FCA verdict

ATRA cheers 5th Circuit reversal of record-setting FCA verdict FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Urges High Court to Reassert Congressional Intent, Help Rein in Misuse and Abuse of ‘Lincoln’s Law’   WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Association is...

Federal circuit deals blow to Texas patent-trolls

Federal Circuit Deals Blow to Texas Patent-Trolls In a ruling issued earlier today, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals admonished Eastern District of Texas Federal Judge Rodney Gilstrap for abusing his discretion in refusing to transfer venue of a patent...

Governor Abbott appoints Kent Sullivan Commissioner of Insurance

Governor Abbott appoints Kent Sullivan Commissioner of Insurance Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan as Commissioner of Insurance for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. Kent Sullivan of Austin is a partner at Jackson Walker. He previously served as a...

Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff

Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff as the transition to the interim and preparations for the 2019 legislative session begin to take place. The Governor’s long-time Chief of Staff, Daniel...

John Sharp appointed to lead Hurricane Harvey recovery

John Sharp appointed to lead Hurricane Harvey recovery Faced with what is probably the biggest natural disaster in the state’s history, Gov. Greg Abbott turned Thursday to Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, a savvy, no-nonsense politician with a track record of...

Oral argument scheduled in TWIA case

Oral argument scheduled in TWIA case The 14th District Court of Appeals [Houston] has scheduled oral argument in Texas Windstorm Insurance Association v. Dickinson Independent School District on September 14. TCJL filed an amicus brief in this case last week. Although...

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in TWIA Case

TCJL files brief in TWIA case This week TCJL filed an amicus curiae brief in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals [Houston] in a case involving claims against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) arising from Hurricane Ike in 2008. In this case the Dickinson...

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