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Governor Abbott Adds 19 Items To Special Session Call

Following passage of legislation in the Texas Senate to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of...

Special Session Supplemental Call

NOTICE: This document is an unsigned working draft. It is being released for informational and discussion purposes only. It is subject to change. It has no legal effect. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED...

Special Session Proclamation For Sunset Legislation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:  WHEREAS, the legislature adjourned its 85th regular session without extending the existence of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and...

SB 1215 Vetoed by Governor Greg Abbott

Text: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1215 as passed by the...

The ADA Litigation Monster

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990, was noble in intention. “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” Bush declared, invoking the rhetoric of civil rights to describe America’s disabled...

Governor Abbott Announces Special Session

June 6, 2017 | Source - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a legislative special session that will begin on July 18th, 2017.  In his announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call. "Considering all the successes...

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  |...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Dies at 103

Jack Pope 1913-2017 from Osler McCarthy on Vimeo. Retired Texas Chief Justice Jack Pope, who helped establish formal judicial education for Texas judges, fought for a voluntary judicial-ethics code when judges had none and fought again to make that code mandatory and...

Mostyn Law loses appeal, justices shut down League City Ike suit

Source: SE Texas Record Author: David Yates, Feb 1, 2017 HOUSTON – On Jan. 31, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling leaving the city of League City empty handed in its Hurricane Ike suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.  In...

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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