Texas

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 - 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Lawyers Suing Lawyers: Texas mass tort attorney sues other mass tort attorney over robocall recruitment tactic

    September 26, 2016 | News and Blog

    John R. MacLean, an attorney in Texas, received an automated phone call from two Arizona law firms seeking to find clients for a class action law suit against the makers of IVC filters. These filters are medical devices implanted into the inferior vena cava vein to reduce the risks of blood clotting. ... Read More

  7. U.S. judicial nominees for Texas tell Senate they 'frown' upon use of ALI restatements

    September 09, 2016 | News and Blog

    In a September 7 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee over five of President Obama's nominees for U.S. district judgeships in Texas, Senator Charles Grassley questioned the nominees on statements written by the American Law Institute. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - August 18, 2016

    August 18, 2016 | News and Blog

    The criminal fraud case against Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts and six others has now gone to a jury. Watts and the other defendants are facing allegations they signed up fake clients and submitted false claims after the Gulf oil spill.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 11, 2016

    August 11, 2016 | News and Blog

    A federal judge granted State Farm summary judgment in three Texas hail cases, dismissing all claims asserted by the plaintiffs. Two of the judgments also had fines for contempt issued against local counsel for the plaintiffs.... Read More

  10. U.S. Chamber Files Brief in Case of Texas Resident Fighting $2 Billion Wood Pile Lawsuit

    August 08, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Dallas Morning News highlights the U.S. Chamber's amicus brief in a case in which a Texas man "is fighting a potential $2 billion in fines from Hunt County for storing wood on property he owned." ... Read More