Texas ranked #39 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving one spot from 2015. Jefferson County, Texas is in the top ten cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.

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  1. In the News Today - April 18, 2017

    April 18, 2017 | News and Blog

    Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier is co-hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Graham this week, "spreading talk among conservatives that Graham has allied himself with plaintiff attorneys who have a huge financial incentive to block bills that sailed through the House of Representatives earlier this year." ... Read More

  2. Out-of-State Trial Lawyers to Host Texas Fundraiser for Graham

    April 17, 2017 | News and Blog

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will head to Houston, Texas later this month to raise money from trial lawyers writes the Palmetto Business Daily.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - April 12, 2017

    April 12, 2017 | News and Blog

    The CHOICE Act would rename the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as the Consumer Financial Opportunity Agency and "rein in its powers," including striping the CFPB of its agency status and its director would be "fireable at will by the president."... Read More

  4. Australian Litigation Funder Expands to Texas as Industry Faces 'Increased Scrutiny' from Courts

    February 22, 2017 | News and Blog

    Australia-based third party litigation funder Bentham IMF is expanding to Texas, and has hired Eric Chenoweth, a commercial and intellectual property litigator at Yetter Coleman, to lead its Houston office.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - February 22, 2017

    February 22, 2017 | News and Blog

    Opposition by the U.S. Chamber and the Florida Justice Reform Institute was noted in a story about the Florida House Judiciary Committee's vote to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would "limit Florida appellate judges to two consecutive terms in office."... Read More

  6. In the News Today - February 15, 2017

    February 15, 2017 | News and Blog

    On Tuesday of this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation that would dismantlement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - February 1, 2017

    February 01, 2017 | News and Blog

    According to a newly released Pew Research Center study "many Americans lack faith in various public and private institutions to protect their personal information from bad actors." Out of 1,040 adults surveyed, 64 percent reported they have personally experienced a major data breach.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 24, 2017

    January 24, 2017 | News and Blog

    Steven Donziger has been the force behind long-running litigation against Chevron on behalf of plaintiffs in Lago Agrio (LAP). Most recently, a Toronto court rejected Donziger's bid to enforce a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment in a "sober and extremely well-reasoned opinion."... Read More

  9. In the News Today - December 16, 2016

    December 16, 2016 | News and Blog

    Texans for Lawsuit Reform are asking for reform to tackle alleged abuses by so-called "storm chasing" lawyers. The advocacy group wants legislation to strip attorneys of any fees if they are found to have solicited clients door to door. ... Read More

  10. Angling for a White House Job? Probably Best Not to Talk About it

    October 28, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Washington Post reports that Lisa Blue Baron, a prominent Dallas plaintiffs' attorney, told a conference room full of people she was "so excited about" the opportunity to pursue her "dream job" as a member of Hillary Clinton's team working to vet federal judges. ... Read More