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Southeast Texas Record, May 23, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County man is suing The Voss Law Firm, alleging he is owed nearly $100,000 for securing hundreds of hailstorm clients for the Houston-area law firm.

Austin American Statesman, May 23, 2017

A bill to improve security for judges and courthouses – named for an Austin judge who survived a 2015 assassination attempt outside her home – is on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners' ability to channel cases to favorable courts.

Forbes, May 22, 2017

A lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was misled into buying Jelly Belly's exercise jelly bean is not uncommon, one attorney says, but it is "nonsense," the company is arguing.

Reuters, May 22, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet's Google.

 
San Antonio Express News, May 18, 2017

This newspaper’s editorial regarding House Bill 1774, which both houses have approved, is uninformed and misleading. With a 1,400 percent increase in litigation statewide, weather-related lawsuit abuse is the latest example of trial lawyers getting rich by abusing the legal system that is supposed to protect consumers from bad actors.

Austin Business Journal, May 17, 2017

In a debate that pitted trial lawyers against insurance companies, insurers appear to have won out this session with passage of a bill that ties attorney fees to reasonable estimates. It still needs final approval from the Texas Senate and the signature of the governor before it becomes law.

Office of the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, May 17, 2017

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today following the passage of the Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform bill. House Bill 1774, the companion to Lt. Gov. Patrick's Senate Priority, SB 10, is now on its way to Gov. Abbott's desk:

Courthouse News, May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (CN) – Describing a far-reaching conspiracy in asbestos litigation, an Illinois manufacturer brought a federal complaint against a Pennsylvania law firm that brags about the number of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements it has won for mesothelioma clients.

PR Web, May 17, 2017

The American Insurance Association (AIA) praised the Texas legislature’s passage of hailstorm litigation reform legislation (HB 1774). HB 1774 passed the Senate by a vote of 21 to 7 earlier today.

 

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