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October 22, 2013

Texas Tort Reforms Turn Ten

Texas is the number one job creator in the nation due, in no small part, to tort reforms enacted a decade ago, writes Texans for Lawsuit Reform CEO Richard W. Weekly.

The reforms signed into law with HB 4 keep plaintiffs from going after deep pockets while ignoring truly responsible parties and limit fees for lawyers who settle class actions for coupons. They also include medical liability reforms and protections for teachers and volunteer firefighters who act in good faith.

“In 2003, Texans decided to take decisive steps to end lawsuit abuse,” Weekly writes in the Washington Examiner. “A decade later, the Texas tort reform model proves that businesses thrive, expand and innovate when they are freed from the threat of costly, merit-less, job-crushing, lawyer-driven litigation.”

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