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Houston Chronicle, June 5, 2006

Contrary to the Chronicle's conclusion, lawsuit reform has been extremely good for Texas patients. Our most sick and injured patients can now more readily get the care they need, thanks to the passage of the 2003 reforms and the subsequent addition of 900 emergency medicine and high-risk specialists. Our emergency rooms are better staffed, even in Houston, which has long been a referral center for a huge portion of the state's emergency and trauma cases.

Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2006

If the Milberg Weiss indictments are anything to go by, federal prosecutors are finally getting serious about tort lawyer corruption. So let's hope they've also noticed a federal lawsuit in West Virginia that describes some of the most sordid asbestos fraud to date. The suit comes courtesy of CSX, one of the nation's largest rail companies and long a target of frivolous asbestos claims. CSX last year turned the legal tables on its nemesis -- Pittsburgh-based plaintiffs firm Peirce, Raimond & Coulter -- filing a lawsuit against it and an employee alleging fraud, misrepresentation and negligence. The tale is a modern tort classic.

The Press-Enterprise Thursday, June 1, 2006

In many ways, the tort reform movement has succeeded. More than half of states have damage limits; kangaroo courts no longer exist in Mississippi and Texas; and - thanks to the class-action reform Congress passed last year - some obscure county court can no longer bankrupt entire industries.

San Antonio Express-News, May 28, 2006

The long-stalled effort to reform Texas' system of selecting judges may gain new momentum before the start of the next legislative session.

LA Times, May 27, 2006

Law firms that specialize in class-action lawsuits have for many years exploited the same shameful business practices of the companies they sue, such as operating as a cartel-like syndicate and overcharging clients. In the process, these members of the bar have perverted what was established in the 1960s as a noble effort to give minority groups access to the civil courts.

Midland Reporter-Telegram, May 25, 2006

The US Tort Liability Index: 2006 Report, just released by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) in San Francisco, measured the health of the nation's civil justice system. The study noted that tort reforms undertaken in Texas have significantly strengthened the state's economy and have improved the quality of life for all its citizens.

Longview News-Journal, May 21, 2006

That 40 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits are groundless should serve as a reminder to East Texans of why we supported reforms here and a wake-up call to Congress about the need for a national remedy to end abusive lawsuits.

Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2006

In what has become a biannual ritual, the Senate last week voted down medical malpractice reform. Reasonable minds might differ on the merits of federal legislation, but one thing's for certain: Medical malpractice insurance premiums are at an all-time high, and physicians are responding by retiring early, practicing more defensive medicine, and switching into less litigious specialties.

San Antonio Express News, May 20, 2006

Texas, once considered the Wild West lawsuit capital of the world, now claims a reputation as the fairest state in the nation when it comes to balancing the right to seek justice against the need to keep legal costs sensible.

TLR Press Release, May 15, 2006

(AUSTIN, TX) Gov. Rick Perry hosted the authors of a national study that links the tort reforms passed under his leadership to the state’s booming economy, job market and business growth.

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