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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.

Houston Chronicle, May 10, 2006

About 40 percent of the medical malpractice cases filed in the United States are groundless, according to a Harvard analysis of the hotly debated issue that pits trial lawyers against doctors, with lawmakers in the middle.

Houston Chronicle, May 8, 2006


In the spring of 2001, an Alabama radiologist named George Martindale heard about a simple way to pick up extra income, one X-ray at a time.
Houston Chronicle, May 8, 2006

In the speculative world of high-stakes lawsuits, where the right idea or the right illness can mushroom into a financial windfall, Carl Thomas was the next big thing. Not Thomas personally, as he was neither dead nor catastrophically injured — but Thomas the blue-collar worker, the X-ray, the everyman who, because he was interchangeable with so many others, could bring large corporations to their knees.

The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2006

DALLAS -- The Senate is once again taking up the issue of medical justice reform. If senators want to expand access to health care by increasing the number of physicians and lowering costs, they need to look at Texas.

Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2006

Hey, did you hear? The Twombly case may go all the way to the Supreme Court. What's that? You haven't heard about Twombly? Maybe someone should have told you by now, since if you have a phone, you're probably one of the plaintiffs. And if the dial tone you hear is provided by one of the Baby Bells, your phone company is one of the defendants.

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.