Letter to the Editor: Texas legal reforms need protection
RE: Texas asbestos firms spending hundreds of thousands in 2014 elections, Southeast Texas Record, Oct. 16, 2014
Legal reforms made in the Lone Star State over the past 15 years are always under fire from personal injury trial lawyers. From landmark reforms such as Prop 12 that brought more doctors and specialists back into the state to more recent reforms such as the “loser-pays” legislation passed in 2011, Texas has continually lead the way in creating one of the most fair and predictable legal climates in the country.
But trial lawyers won’t give up the fight to roll our state back to the days when Texas was once known as a “judicial hellhole,” and our civil court system was dominated by greed, not justice.
It’s up to each and every one of us to remain vigilant of these attempts to undo successful reforms. A citizen-led movement spurred lawsuit reform in Texas, and it will take everyday citizens, voters and business owners to ensure that reforms are protected.
Remember, stopping lawsuit abuse starts with you.
Hazel Meaux, Board Member, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse