You are here

News Articles

Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2006

The federal government recently signed a deal with respirator manufacturers to stockpile 60 million disposable masks, in case of a terrorist attack or global pandemic. But Americans should know why the feds may not be getting the hundreds of millions of additional masks they need to be fully prepared: the silicosis tort scam.

Tyler Morning Telegraph, April 21, 2006

The Texas Legislature adopted meaningful tort reform legislation in 2003 but a new study by the United States Chamber Institute for Legal Reform finds that it has not brought much improvement.

Austin American Statesman, April 16, 2006

MARSHALL — The closest major airport is in Louisiana. The most luxurious night's sleep is in a roadside motel. And cell phone service is spotty. Yet every week, in ever-rising numbers, some of the world's largest companies travel to this dot on the Northeast Texas map to wage multimillion-dollar legal battles.

Austin American Statesman Monday, April 10, 2006

Texas' 2003 health care liability reforms and voter approval of Proposition 12 have delivered on their promise: increased patient access to care. Sick or injured Texans today can see far more medical specialists and emergency care physicians. That's welcome news for Central Texans who count on Austin physicians and hospitals for everyday and emergency care.

Wall Street Journal Saturday, April 1, 2006

So tort reform really is good for the economy. That's the bottom line of a new survey this past week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform, which helps explain why so many states are jumping on the legal-reform bandwagon.

San Antonio Business Journal Monday, March 27, 2006

Crediting Texas' 2003 tort liability reforms, medical malpractice insurance provider The Doctors Co. is lowering its Texas premiums by an average of 18 percent.

Wall Street Journal Monday, March 13, 2006

NEW YORK -- It's easy to raise the blood pressure of an American chief executive. Just talk about rising tort costs and the burdens of asbestos exposure, medical malpractice, product defects and other lawsuits. The tort system is designed to compensate people who feel they've been wronged -- and rightfully so. But the extremes of litigation and the volume of lawsuits considered frivolous drive CEOs nuts.

Wall Street Journal Monday, March 13, 2006

The silicosis lawsuit scandal rolled into Congress last week, and it was quite the spectacle. The highlight was the sight of three doctors raising their right hands to swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and then taking nothing but the Fifth Amendment.

San Antonio Express-News, February 26, 2006

Almost 2 1/2 years after voters approved medical malpractice insurance reform in Texas, the changes have increased access to health care.

Houston Business Journal, February 21, 2006

One of the state's largest medical malpractice insurers will reduce rates by another 6 percent July 1. 

Pages