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Wall Street Journal; January 26, 2009

Calling for a "new era of responsibility" in his inaugural address, President Barack Obama reminded us that there are no limits to "what free men and women can achieve." Indeed. America achieved greatness as the can-do society. This is, after all, the country of Thomas Paine and barn raisings, of Grange halls and Google. Other countries shared, at least in part, our political freedoms, but America had something different -- a belief in the power of each individual. President Obama's clarion call of self-determination --"Yes We Can" -- hearkens back to the core of our culture.

The Washington Post, January 11, 2009

Called to a Florida school that could not cope, police led the disorderly student away in handcuffs, all 40 pounds of her 5-year-old self. In a Solomonic compromise, schools in Broward County, Fla., banned running at recess. Long Beach, N.J., removed signs warning swimmers about riptides, although the oblivious tides continued. The warning label on a five-inch fishing lure with a three-pronged hook says, “Harmful if swallowed“; the label on a letter opener says, “Safety goggle recommended.”

Southeast Texas Record, Nov. 24, 2008

Personal injury trial lawyers poured millions of dollars into Texas elections this cycle, including more than $6 million to front groups and the Texas Democratic Party, a grass roots organization reported Nov. 24.

Star-Telegram, Oct. 1, 2008

Five years ago, Texas voters adopted Proposition 12, the constitutional amendment ratifying the cap on noneconomic damages in lawsuits against doctors that the Texas Legislature established in House Bill 4.

Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2008

As voters mull the stakes in this year's election, here's an issue that ought to ring alarms in the ears of serious people: tort reform. After 20 years of state and federal efforts to reform a runaway legal system, the trial bar is reviving the monster.

El Paso Times, September 14, 2008

Dr. Luis Linan, an East Side obstetrician-gynecologist, said Texas tort reform has allowed him to see high-risk patients again and has reduced his malpractice insurance costs from $32,000 a year to $18,000 a year. The savings have allowed him to expand medical procedures in his practice, he said. Dollar limits on malpractice lawsuits have lessened doctors' fears, bolstered their numbers and allowed them to increase services to patients. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times) EL PASO -- Doctors here and across Texas said dollar limits on medical malpractice lawsuits put into state law five years ago have made a big difference in how they practice medicine.

Houston Business Journal, Sept. 9, 2008

Five years after the Texas Legislature passed new laws restricting medical liability claims, the Texas Medical Association says a recent survey "proves the reforms have worked."

AMNews, September 8, 2008

When general surgeon Dino Saracino, MD, watched his liability insurance premiums spike 30% per year over 10 years while practicing in Bedford, Pa., he knew he had to make a move.

TLR Press Release, August 11, 2008

Lawsuit reform advocates across Texas responded today to the news that asbestos lawsuit king Fred Baron has been paying hush money to John Edwards’ former mistress. Baron and Edwards are both personal injury trial lawyers. Mr. Baron headed up Edwards’ fundraising efforts in his unsuccessful presidential campaign and is among the top contributors to Texas political campaigns.

New York Post, August 1, 2008

New Yorkers may soon have to cross state lines just to have a baby - or maybe even just to see a doctor when they get sick.