Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tort reform in Texas

I just posted a link to an article to tort reform in New York, so following on this theme... here is a link to an article on tort reform efforts in Texas. The article emphasizes a proposal to make the person who brings the lawsuit pay for the expenses and attorney fees of the other party if they ultimately lose their lawsuit. The article concludes: "That might sound fair to some, but the law is one-sided. The only time the loser pays is when the loser is the plaintiff. If the loser is the defendant, which is the case in a majority of lawsuits filed, the defendant is not required to pay expenses and not required to pay the winner’s attorney fees. Not anyone’s idea of fair. But fairness is not the point."

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