Specialized business courts a top legislative priority for Texans for Lawsuit Reform
AUSTIN – In the upcoming legislative session, Texans for Lawsuit Reform will advocate for the creation of specialized business courts.
Business courts primarily hear complex business disputes. TLR believes specialized business courts will free up other courts to handle other types of cases.
During the 2021 legislative session, Rep. Brooks Landgraf introduced House Bill 1875, which sought to create a specialized business court in the Lone Star State. The bill did not pass.
“TLR has advocated for the creation of this type of specialized business court in Texas, including supporting Rep. Landgraf’s bill last session,” TLR says on its website.
“We will be discussing this issue with lawmakers ahead of the 2023 legislative session because it is clear to us that a court of this caliber can have a significant impact on Texas’ national economic reputation.”
TLR will also advocate for the creation of a 15th Court of Appeals to hear specialized cases, including those from a specialized business court.
Other top priorities for the tort reform group include public nuisance lawsuits and causes of action.
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