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TLR Press Release, November 27, 2007

Texans for Lawsuit Reform: Baylor Survey Shows Need for Reform Report Finds Battle for Fair, Honest Courts in Texas is Far From Over

Houston Chronicle, November 23, 2007

Basic economics teaches that imposing higher costs and burdensome regulations on businesses leads to fewer businesses and higher costs for consumers.

San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 2, 2007

That clean-air scent outdoors these days may not be entirely explained by the latest cool frontor the summer rains.

Associated Press, Oct., 17, 2007

A man accused of accepting kickbacks from a prestigious New York law firm in exchange for being a plaintiff in class-action lawsuits has agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice and two other charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

New York Times, Oct. 5, 2007

Four years after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors are responding as supporters predicted, arriving from all parts of the country to swell the ranks of specialists at Texas hospitals and bring professional health care to some long-underserved rural areas.

San Antonio Express News, June 25, 2007

The recent report of a $54 million lawsuit against a family-owned dry-cleaning business over a pair of lost pants was a harsh reminder of the threat of outrageous litigation American businesses, large and small, face every day.

Boston Herald, September 28, 2007

Suppose America's economy suffered an $865 billion loss every year - more than the combined output of all six New England states - and no one knew the reason.

 

Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2007

How's this for a legal bestseller? Three tort lawyers are accused of defrauding their clients of $62 million. A state judge signs off on the scam, and is rewarded with a cushy job. When the scandal comes to light, the bar association looks the other way and another state judge fails to force the men to return the money. A federal judge finally intervenes and jails all three as flight risks.

The Dallas Morning News, July 17, 2007

Dr. Daniel Altstatt had been in Brownwood, Texas, just two weeks when 71-year-old Ruby Collier came to his office with urinary problems. Nurses had diagnosed her with a bladder infection. But the problem wasn't that simple.

Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2007

What do you call a surgeon who wears a suit? A defendant. It's an old joke, but at any given moment in the U.S., approximately 60,000 medical malpractice suits are being tried, many involving multiple physician-defendants. That's roughly 10% of the physician population. And once a physician experiences the legal system, it can scar him permanently.

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