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Paid or Incurred Fix Passes Senate

By a 19-12 margin, the Texas Senate has passed SB 207 by Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown). This heavily negotiated bill addresses a loophole in the paid or...

TCJL Tracking 4-16-21

TCJL Legislative Tracking Report April 16, 2021 Pandemic Liability Protection Act TCJL Pandemic Liability Task Force SB 6 by...

Texas Bill Status Hotline Open to Public

877-824-7038 (in Texas only, toll-free) 512-463-1252 (outside of Texas) The hotline gives the public access to up-to-the-minute information including: Current status...

American Tort Reform Association

State Highlights California – Committee activity heats up on liability-expanding legislation Colorado – Employment liability expansion bill set for hearing Florida –...

HB 3 Headed to House Floor

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has finally cleared the House State Affairs Committee and is on its way to the House floor. Initially heard on March 11, HB 3 has undergone substantial changes during its eight weeks in...

Eminent Domain Reform Voted from House Land and Resource Management

By a 7-1 vote, CSHB 2730, now co-authored by House Land and Resource Management Committee Chair Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) and House Agriculture Committee Chair Dewayne Burns (R-Cleburne) was voted favorably from committee this morning. The bill now heads to the House...

TCJL Tracking 5-1-21

Highlights This Week Pandemic Liability Protection Act Clears House Committee SB 6 passed the Senate 29-1 on April 8, and cleared House Judiciary on April 28 with a unanimous bipartisan vote of 8-0.  It will now head to House Calendars.  The substitute makes some...

Remote Proceedings Bill Moves Forward in House

Legislation authorizing trial courts to mandate remote proceedings is moving forward in the Texas House, but not without substantial changes to the filed version of the bill. As originally filed, HB 3611 by Rep. Leach and SB 690 by Senator Zaffirini adds §21.013,...

Trucking Litigation Reform Clears Texas House

HB 19 by House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Chair Jeff Leach (R-Plano) passed the House earlier today, but not before the bill was amended on second reading to make a significant change to the type of evidence that may be admitted in the first phase of a...

Pandemic Liability Protection Act Clears House Committee

By a bipartisan vote of 8-0, SB 6 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) has cleared the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee and will now head to House Calendars Committee. The House version of the bill, HB 3659,...

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Fall 2019

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal
  • 2019 Legislators of the Year
  • 86th Legislative Session Report
  • Texas Civil Justice League Amicus Report
  • Eminent Domain: Why S.B. 421 was a Litigation Nightmare
  • Interim Study to Take Another Look at Judicial Selection
  • Paid or Incurred: Next Frontier of Tort Reform? Close Paid or Incurred Loophole

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