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Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

May 18, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their...

Justice Russell Lloyd: Ensuring Access to Justice

Dear Friends, I hope you are staying healthy and safe as we adjust to a new normal. I continue to be inspired by the acts of kindness and generosity exhibited by so many, and I am proud of the way our judges and lawyers have stepped up to meet this crisis. One...

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Virtual Jam

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation invites you to our virtual Justice Jam May 20, at 12 noon With Performances by Texas Supreme Court Justices and Texas Lawyers Emceed by Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, the first-of-its kind event will raise funds for...

Cornyn Hosts Web Conference on Federal COVID Liability

Senator Cornyn Hosts Web Conference on Federal COVID Liability Protection Legislation U.S. Senator John Cornyn and leaders from major industries across the state will discuss proposed federal legislation to protect businesses from plaintiff-lawyer driven litigation...

SCOTX Issues Emergency Orders re: COVID-19

The Supreme Court of Texas issued two emergency orders Thursday. The 15th Emergency Orderpermits residential eviction proceedings to resume on May 19 with deadlines no longer postponed. The order also allows warnings to be posted and possession writs to be executed...

Texas Judiciary Ransomware Attack

The Office of Court Administration announced that a ransomware attack on May 8 caused it to disable its branch network, including websites and servers, to deal with the attack and prevent further harm. A statement  on the security breach reports the network will...

Kansas City Star: Want to Sue Over Coronavirus?

Kansas residents would be limited under proposals May 11, 2020 BY JONATHAN SHORMAN Kansas residents may soon have limited options if they want to file a lawsuit over COVID-19 as legislators prepare to shield the healthcare industry – and possibly the larger...

Liability Protections for Texas Employers

Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Send Letter To Congressional Leaders Urging Support For Employer Liability Protections AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen...

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