Commentary: The Legislature can curb abusive lawsuits
By Cristina Aldrete, Marina J. Gonzales, Richard Perez and Al Arreola Jr.
Turn on the TV or drive any Texas highway and you will see ad after ad by plaintiff lawyers seeking lawsuits against commercial vehicles — whether an SUV, pickup, sedan, van or 18-wheeler.
Searching for the next big payday, personal injury trial lawyers are villainizing the vans and trucks we rely on every day to keep our homes and communities running. Small businesses, especially those owned and operated by women and people of color, are the main drivers of Texas’ spectacular job growth. It is those very job creators who are most at risk in the toxic litigation environment of today.
#ICYMI: "If lawsuit abuse isn't stopped, that money that we would want to put toward our community & employees is going to be spent in insurance." Watch Jacqueline Ferguson explain how TX is becoming a hot market for abusive commercial vehicle litigation:
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Today’s unanimous favorable vote by the Senate Transportation Committee further proves that #HB19 is good, common sense, bipartisan governance at work. We look forward to seeing HB19 on the Senate floor. Read the full statement: #txlege #StopLawsuitAbuse
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Senate Sponsor: Larry Taylor AUSTIN—The Keep Texas Trucking Coalition (KTTC) today released the following statement regarding the passage of House B...