Lawsuit Reform

Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the impact frivolous lawsuits would have on small businesses’ ability to survive the coronavirus pandemic and the need for litigation protection legislation. Excerpts of my floor remarks...
Weingarten Realty owns several shopping centers in Texas. Recently they were sued by plaintiffs who had never visited the shopping center. The complaint? Allegedly, nine designated ADA van accessible parking spaces were not...
H.R. 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015, is a common sense, bipartisan bill that aims to ensure access to public accommodations for all citizens while curbing some of the abusive practices that have become common...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the...
The House of Representatives approved a bill yesterday I introduced to reduce frivolous lawsuits that plague our legal system. Introduced in July, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (H.R. 2655) imposes mandatory sanctions on...
The United States has a proud history of taking outstanding generals on the battlefield and promoting them to executive office. From our very beginning, General George Washington became President Washington. General Sam...
Did Texas just adopt a loser-pays rule for all lawsuits? Not quite, but it is a good start!HB 274 will now head to the Governor's desk for signature. It is officially known as the 2011 Omnibus Tort Reform Bill and makes...
Original Pizza in Broomfield, Colorado, has been in business since the 1990s. Now they are being sued. The plaintiff claims they do not have ADA-accessible parking signage or proper insulation wrapped around the pipes under...
Thidwick Books is a small, 865-squarefoot bookshop that has been in the same building since 1999, but now it is being forced to either close its doors forever or move away. 
Along with Congressmen David Jolly and Doug Collins, Wednesday I introduced H.R. 3765, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015. This legislation will curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs...
Joblessness and poverty in California are more severe than just about anywhere in America.In an election year, this is a reality incumbents tend to gloss over. California’s improving, they say, so keep us in charge.For the...
I joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte yesterday in introducing legislation that reduces abusive litigation practices that plague our patent system. The bipartisan Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) builds on...
The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to reduce frivolous lawsuits that plague our legal system and restore sanctions against attorneys who file meritless suits in federal court. The Committee favorably reported...
I have been an insurance broker for the past 46 years. I am blessed with loyal clients that I would never take for granted! On many occasions, I have traveled to Austin to testify on behalf of TLR (Texans for Lawsuit Reform...
 

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