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U.S. Chamber, Jan. 4, 2010

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has announced the top five vote getters of its 1st Annual Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Year Poll. Nominees were drawn from the monthly Most Ridiculous Lawsuit poll winners, chosen by visitors to, a public awareness campaign Web site that aims to show how abusive lawsuits affect small businesses and average families in very real ways.

New York Times, December 29, 2009

LAWMAKERS debating health care reform in recent weeks haven’t been reticent about blaming trial lawyers for driving up the nation’s medical costs by pursuing large malpractice awards.

Houston Chronicle, Dec. 14, 2009

Under fire for how it handled Hurricane Ike claims, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association sent a letter to lawmakers this week criticizing lawyers suing the association on behalf of homeowners.

Houston Chronicle, Dec. 12, 2009

The estate of John O'Quinn is scheduled to pay $46.5 million to former breast implant litigation clients the late Houston lawyer improperly charged for expenses.

Southeast Texas Record, Dec. 13, 2009

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says it stands by its analysis that medial malpractice limits would save American taxpayers billions of dollars.

San Antonio Express News, December 6, 2009

When the novel “The Case Runner” was published last year, portraying a seamy and corrupt South Texas legal jungle, the guessing games soon began among lawyers about the real life inspirations for some of the book's thinly disguised characters.

Associated Press, November 19th, 2009

The AP poll found that 54 percent of Americans favor making it harder to sue doctors and hospitals.

Providence Journal, November 12, 2009

Texas-style lawsuit reforms may not fix health care, in and of themselves, but they sure will improve patients’ access to care. As a physician who relocated from Newport to Austin, I can attest to the dramatic Texas turnaround.

Star Telegram, November 1, 2009

Lawsuit reform is good for Texans and Texas business. As you consider for whom to vote in 2010, give your consideration to candidates who back lawsuit reform.

The Madison St. Claire Record, October 14, 2009

Baron and Budd of Houston, a leader in asbestos litigation, has asserted attorney client privilege in more than 7,000 suits that depend on reports from radiologist Jay Segarra.