Texas is #38 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising up one spot since 2017. It saw improvements in seven out of 10 key element categories. Jefferson County made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.


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  1. In the News Today - April 10, 2019

    April 10, 2019 | News

    Insurance Restatement "Out of Bounds," Texas Legislature Hears; Fee Committee Chair Pushes Back On Fee Accusations... Read More

  2. North Dakota Joins Ohio in Rejecting Controversial ALI Restatement

    April 05, 2019 | News

    Late last month, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law stating that judges in the state "may not apply, give weight to, or afford recognition to, the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance as an authoritative reference" with respect to North Dakota laws and rules. ... Read More

  3. Texas House Committee Passes Bill to Bring Transparency, Accountability to Municipal Contingency Fee Contracts

    April 04, 2019 | News

    Legislation expanding standards of quality and transparency in private attorney contracting to cities and counties has passed a key legislative hurdle in Texas.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - April 3, 2019

    April 03, 2019 | News

    Lawyers' Court Fight Spills Over From Florida To Texas... Read More

  5. Lone Star Lawmakers Take Lead in Tackling Trio of Troubling Lawsuit Abuses

    March 29, 2019 | Blogs

    At a Judiciary Committee hearing this week, the Texas House of Representatives debated a trio of bills that address key issues facing the civil justice system today: The growing problem of lawsuits by cities and counties, harmful trial lawyer advertising misleading seniors into stopping their medications, and big finance firms investing in lawsuits.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - January 24, 2019

    January 24, 2019 | News

    Texas Legal Reform Group Says Governments Should Reward Compliance... Read More

  7. In the News Today - October 10, 2018

    October 10, 2018 | News

    Data Breach-Related Securities Lawsuits on the Rise; Texas Counties To Release Private Lawyer Billing Records for Free; Class Action Settlement "Appears Inaccurate on its Face"... Read More

  8. In the News Today - September 14, 2018

    September 14, 2018 | News

    Texas Counties Demand Thousands to Cover Open Records Requests for Private Lawyer Arrangements... Read More

  9. Texas AG: County Violated Public Information Act By Blocking Request for Private Attorney Billing Records

    August 31, 2018 | News

    The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Delta County violated the state's Public Information Act by refusing to comply with a request for billings records from the private attorneys the county hired for their opioid-related lawsuit, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  10. Contracts Between Texas Counties And Private Lawyers May Be Invalid

    August 24, 2018 | News

    The contracts between Texas counties and private plaintiffs' lawyers that allow the lawyers to sue pharmaceutical companies on behalf of the county may actually be invalid, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More