TLR Statement on the Announcement by Rick Perry that he will not seek Re-Election
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—July 8, 2013
Contact: Lucy Nashed
TLR issued the following statement today following the announcement by Governor Rick Perry that he will not seek re-election. TLR President, Richard J. Trabulsi, Jr., said:
“Governor Rick Perry has been the most effective tort reformer in our nation’s history. Broad and effective reforms have been enacted in each of the legislative sessions in which he has been Governor, including reforms to medical liability lawsuits, abusive asbestos and other mass-tort litigation, and product liability cases. The Governor has also shown leadership in making litigation more fair and efficient, enabling defendants to get a fair trial and plaintiffs to get quicker and fuller settlements. In addition, the Governor has appointed outstanding lawyers and legal scholars to the Texas judiciary as vacancies have occurred. The result is that Texas has moved from perhaps the most unfair civil justice system in America to one that has greater balance and predictability, which is a big reason why Texas has led the nation in economic and job growth during Rick Perry’s tenure as Governor.”
TLR is the largest civil justice reform organization in Texas and the most successful tort reform group in the nation. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 18,000 supporters residing in 878 Texas communities and representing 1,272 different businesses, professions and trades.