Texas Republicans Push Bill To Reform Hail Storm Litigation

 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 SE Texas Record

Since 2003, there’s been at least one issue nearly all Texas Republicans could unite behind — tort reform. And now with trial lawyers filing hundreds to thousands of lawsuits against insurers, agents and adjusters after every major weather event in the Lone Star State, legislators are pushing to end what one Republican Party leader is calling “the worst lawsuit abuse in Texas today.” “Twenty to 30 years ago, Texas was known as a haven for plaintiff lawyers and jackpot justice,” said Tom Mechler, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. “We had a national reputation for lawsuit abuse, and it created a drag on our economy and job creators.”
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