TLR Statement on ATRA “Judicial Hellholes” Report
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—December 17, 2015
Contact: Lucy Nashed
(Houston, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform issued the following statement today following the release of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) annual “Judicial Hellholes” report. The report monitors the state of civil litigation around the country.
“We are not surprised that Hidalgo County is included on ATRA’s “Judicial Hellholes” list. Hailstorm lawsuit abuse has become a critical problem for homeowners throughout Texas, but it began in Hidalgo County and homeowners there have been hit particularly hard,” said TLR spokesperson Sherry Sylvester. “Storm chasing trial lawyers are making millions in attorney fees on dubious hailstorm property claims while homeowners are losing access to homeowners insurance or seeing their premiums and deductibles skyrocket. This is the most flagrant lawsuit abuse problem we are seeing in Texas today.”
TLR is the state’s largest civil justice reform organization. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 17,000 supporters residing in 818 Texas communities and representing 1,266 different businesses, professions and trades. Follow us on Facebook and twitter @lawsuitreform.