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 - August 4, 2015

    August 04, 2015 | News and Blog

    Pollsters fear that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - which they say left open the definition of "audodialer," creating more confusion than clarity on the law - may run them out of business, and "create a political system where politicians can do whatever they want without knowing what the public thinks." (Huffington Post)... Read More

  2. U.S. Chamber Applauds Enactment of Texas Law to Curb 'Double Dip' Asbestos Claims

    June 17, 2015 | Press Release

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  3. In the News Today - May 26, 2015

    May 26, 2015 | News and Blog

    The SEC's "whistleblower program" uses "the promise of high bounties to encourage more people to report" alleged fraud. To date, it has reportedly resulted in awards totaling more than $50 million, though attorneys report that it is extremely difficult for "whistleblowers" to actually collect their bounties. The article also reports that some whistleblowers were "short selling" the same companies on whom they "blew the whistles" right up until they reported the alleged fraud to the SEC. (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber Applauds Texas Legislature's Passage of Bill to Curb

    May 22, 2015 | Press Release

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  5. In The News Today - January 29, 2015

    January 29, 2015 | News and Blog

    Standard & Poors is reportedly close to finalizing a $1.37 billion government settlement over allegations involving mortgage bond ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis.... Read More

  6. In The News Today - January 16, 2015

    January 16, 2015 | News and Blog

    A federal judge has ruled that BP faces a penalty of $13.7 billion under the U.S. Clean Water Act, as a result of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. That penalty is down from the $18 million sought by the U.S. Justice Department.... Read More

  7. ILR President Rickard's Op-ed On Texas Legal Reform Published In Austin American-Statesman

    January 07, 2015 | News and Blog

    A recent op-ed by ILR President Lisa A. Rickard was published today in the Austin American-Statesman, praising Texas legal reform over the past 20 years which has helped "protect individuals, businesses and health care providers from abusive lawsuits by plaintiffs' lawyers."... Read More

  8. Texas Legal Reforms to Play a Part in 'Ebola Lawsuits'?

    October 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Associated Press today writes about expected litigation from the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who was initially misdiagnosed but then passed away from Ebola after returning from West Africa.... Read More

  9. In The News Today - July 8, 2014

    July 08, 2014 | News and Blog

    New York plaintiffs' attorney lobbying organizations spent nearly $1.15 million "to lobby lawmakers against a push to lower awards in civil lawsuits." ... Read More

  10. In The News Today - July 7, 2014

    July 07, 2014 | News and Blog

    Six insurance companies are suing an asbestos personal injury trust set up by a U.S. unit of Philips that the insurers "suspect has been making millions of dollars in fraudulent payments to parties that cannot prove they were harmed by the company's asbestos products." ... Read More