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Texas Senate passes bill to tighten state spending limit

AUSTIN – On July 26, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) to tighten the state spending cap formula and keep future budgets in check.

Hailstorm lawsuit bill passes Senate Business Committee

AUSTIN – On April 20, the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee passed Senate Bill 10 by Chairman Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills).

Hail attorneys sued for suing wrong adjuster, twice – expert calls it the ‘sue now investigate never’ approach

DALLAS – Since 2012, hundreds to thousands of lawsuits are filed after every hailstorm strike within the state of Texas, naming countless insurers, agents and adjusters as defendants.

Senate committee approves bill aiming to end ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits

AUSTIN — Texans would no longer be allowed to sue doctors for a "wrongful birth" under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate State Affairs Committee on Feb. 27.

Ethics reform bill passes Texas Senate, moves to House

AUSTIN – In a move that will put legislators under more scrutiny and provide more governmental transparency, the Texas Senate has approved the ethics reform bill SB 14.

State senator says bill seeks to stop 'storm-chasing' attorneys from 'inciting unnecessary' hail litigation

AUSTIN – A bill introduced by Sen. Kelly Hancock aims to curb abuse of the legal system by lawyers filing hailstorm damage-related lawsuits in mass.