AUSTIN—Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) has named Lee Parsley president, a position that has been vacant since 2020. Parsley will continue serving as TLR’s general counsel, while TLR founders Dick Weekley, Dick Trabulsi and Hugh Rice Kelly will remain active in the daily operations of TLR and its sister organizations.
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s decision in the Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial:
“We commend the Texas Legislature for conducting its business on the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton responsibly, openly and according to our constitutional provisions and precedents, after serious questions about Paxton’s actions were raised by his senior staff. This is a confirmation of how Texans resolve even the most divisive issues in a peaceful and deliberate manner.”
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial:
“TLR had nothing to do with the House investigation of Ken Paxton and did not even know of its existence until the House General Investigating Committee’s public hearing on May 24, 2023. Any assertions otherwise are a blatant attempt to distract from the facts of the articles of impeachment.
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding an article published by Texas Monthly about the impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken
Paxton, claiming TLR “has begun lobbying Senators to convict.”:
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of House Bill (HB) 19, creating a specialized business court in Texas:
“The Texas Legislature has spoken—it’s time for Texas to join the 30 other states that have created specialized business courts to handle complex business-to-business legislation,” TLR Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said. “Today’s Senate passage of HB 19 is the next natural step in Texas’ smart, principled economic development efforts, giving Texas companies a fair and efficient forum to resolve their complex business disputes in our state. We look forward to seeing this bill on the governor’s desk.”
AUSTIN—Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding passage on second reading of House Bill (HB) 19, creating a specialized business court in Texas:
“The Texas House took important action today to improve our state’s legal system, relieve the pressure on our courts of general jurisdiction, and ensure job-creating companies operating in Texas can access an efficient and specialized court when they need to resolve complex business-to-business litigation,” TLR Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said. “We commend the House for ensuring this court is led by expert judges with a deep background in commercial law, appointed by the governor with approval by two-thirds of the Senate. We look forward to final passage in the House and quick action on this legislation in the Senate.”
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s 2023 State of the State address:
“Gov. Abbott’s State of the State sets out a clear and principled path for the Texas of tomorrow, with smart investments in our economic foundation and forward-thinking policies to keep our state competitive on a global scale,” TLR Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said. “As an attorney and former judge, Gov. Abbott uniquely understands that improving our legal system—whether with the addition of a new specialized business court on the civil side or reforms to address serious issues with bail and recidivism on the criminal side—is critical to keeping Texas the best state to raise a family or own a business. We look forward to working with the governor and Legislature this session to enact these important policies in Texas.”
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding the House Republican Caucus’ vote over the weekend to endorse Speaker Dade Phelan for another term as speaker of the House:
“Throughout his career in public service, Speaker Phelan has been a staunch advocate for common-sense reforms to keep Texas’ legal system fair and accessible, helping protect the Texas Miracle of job creation and economic growth,” TLR Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said.
The Keep Texas Trucking Coalition (KTTC) released the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 19 by the Texas House of Representatives. The bill passed on a vote of 93 to 52, with one present, not voting. It passed on third reading on a vote of 81 to 49, with one present, not voting.