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House Passes HB 1774, Critical Consumer Protection Bill for Texans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2017
Contact: Lucy Nashed
lucy@tortreform.com
512-478-0200

AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 1774, the consumer protection bill to stop rampant weather-related lawsuit abuse:

“The Texas House of Representatives today voted to protect families and businesses from being exploited by storm-chasing lawyers after severe weather,” TLR Communications Director Lucy Nashed said. “House Bill 1774 preserves the strongest protections in the nation for Texas property insurance consumers while shutting down the abusive lawsuit mills that have already caused insurers to increase their rates for homeowners or stop writing policies in some areas of the state. We thank the House for their quick action on House Bill 1774.”

For a list of organizations endorsing HB 1774 and its companion bill, SB 10, please visit
https://www.tortreform.com/reports/hailstorm-resolutions-support.

To learn more about hail-related lawsuit abuse, please visit www.tortreform.com/hail.

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