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New York Times, June 11, 2010

"Oil spill damages? You May Be Entitled to Compensation,” reads a billboard in LaFourche Parish, Louisiana.

May 12, 2010

(Austin, TX) - Texans for Lawsuit Reform has awarded State Senator Mike Jackson the TLR Civil Justice Leadership Award for his support of a fair and predictable civil justice system in Texas. Speaking to a luncheon in Houston on Wednesday, TLR Chairman and CEO Richard Weekley said:

Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2010

Lawyers around the U.S. are descending on the Gulf Coast and preparing lawsuits over the huge oil leak more than 40 miles out to sea.

The Associated Press, May 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys for Dole Food Co. launched an attack in court Monday against six Nicaraguan men and their lawyers, saying fraud led to a $2.3 million verdict in a lawsuit that claimed exposure to pesticides made the men sterile.

Associated Press, April 14, 2010

A substantial number of heart doctors — about one in four — say they order medical tests that might not be needed out of fear of getting sued, according to a new study.

TLR Press Release, April 9, 2010

(Austin, TX) - Texans for Lawsuit Reform has awarded State Senator Florence Shapiro the TLR Civil Justice Leadership Award for her support of a fair and predictable civil justice system in Texas.

Southeast Texas Record, March 22, 2010

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-The legal climate in Texas has improved over the past seven years but Beaumont is still getting negative national attention, a survey released today of top corporate lawyers and business executives shows.

Southeast Texas Record, March 10, 2010

A Houston personal injury lawyer says it’s not his fault that he left his Polo coat behind at an airport food court.

Houston Chronicle, March 7, 2010

Three wrongful death suits filed in the Houston area involving Toyota acceleration

The Harris Case: • Lawyers Ken and Judy Mingledorff filed suit in Harris County on behalf of the family of Trina Renee Harris, who died just before Christmas 2009 when she went to the store in her 2009 Toyota Corolla and accelerated, speeding through a stop sign and smashing into an East Hardy Toll Road cement divider.

The Simmons case: • Lawyer Rob Ammons filed suit in Brazoria County on behalf of the family of Gerald Lee Simmons, who died in 2008 when his 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE suddenly accelerated as he was driving his daughters to a school Halloween party. The car hit a curb, went through a fence and smashed into a shed.

The Berg case: • Lawyer Wayne D. Collins filed suit in Galveston County on behalf of the family of Janice and Kenneth Berg, who died in February 2009 when their 2009 Toyota Camry suddenly accelerated while going through an intersection and smashed into a utility pole in Clear Lake City.

CQ Transcripts, February 25, 2010

OBAMA: I want to see if there are any Republicans who want to speak. I still have Dick Durbin. MCCONNELL: Mr. President, I think John McCain. MCCAIN: Thank you, Mr. President. And I say to my friend from North Dakota, none of us want to do nothing, but we do want to start over. We just had a discussion about the 800,000 carve-out and all of the other special deals and special interests that were included in this bill, which is more than offensive.

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