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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...

1-27-17 Legislative Report

as of January 27, 2017 2,029 Bills filed through today 1,288 House Bills 620 Senate Bills 121 Resolutions Bill filing deadline is Friday, March 10 Session ends Monday, May 29  Today ends the third week of the 85th Texas Legislature.  Senate committees were appointed...

Another Defense Win in Hailstorm Litigation

More good news on the hailstorm litigation front from Jay Old & Associates PLLC: In an unanimous opinion, the Houston 1st Court of Appeals the first appellate opinion addressing the 2011 reforms to Ch. 2210 of the Texas Insurance Code, otherwise known as “House...

Sen. Kolkhorst Introduces Bill to Rein In Agency Rulemaking

Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has prefiled legislation to limit state agency rulemaking that imposes a cost on a regulated person. S.B. 210 prohibits a state agency from adopting a rule that imposes an additional cost on a regulated person (including another...

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