The Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) Foundation has released its latest paper, “Evaluating Judicial Selection in Texas: A Comparative Study of State Judicial Selection Methods,” an in-depth study comparing the methods used by various states to select their judges.
The Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) Foundation, the non-partisan legal research affiliate of TLR, today launched its newly updated and redesigned website, tlrfoundation.com. The site serves as a one-stop resource for the foundation’s analysis of pressing issues facing Texas’ legal system.
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform Foundation has released its latest paper, “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences,” a comprehensive look at Texas’ involvement with asbestos litigation – the longest running mass-tort in America. In its 40-year history, asbestos litigation has resulted in billions of dollars of payments to claimants and untold amounts paid in attorney fees and other litigation-related costs.
A new report by nationally recognized economist Ray Perryman shows lawsuit reforms enacted in Texas beginning in 1995 have resulted in $112.5 billion in annual spending in Texas, 499,000 new, permanent jobs and a $2.6 billion increase in state tax revenue giving Texas a resounding competitive advantage in these challenging economic times. “Lawsuit reform has led to improvements in the Texas business climate that have generated hundreds of thousands of jobs, said Perryman. “Approximately 8.5 percent of Texas economic growth over the past decade is the result of lawsuit reform.” “Lawsuit reform has been good for Texas, bringing fairness and balance to our courts and boosting our economy, creating jobs, spurring business expansion and attracting thousands of new doctors to our state,” said. TLR Chairman Richard Weekley.