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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.

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.