Texas State Senate News

State senator working with Watts on home turf opioid lawsuit, lawyers billing Hidalgo County $3,800 an hour

By David Yates | May 2, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY – A state senator is representing a county in his district in more ways than one – a litigious venture that could prove incredibly profitable for the legislator.

Texas Senate passes bill to tighten state spending limit

By David Yates | Jul 26, 2017

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

By David Yates | Apr 20, 2017

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

By David Yates | Mar 27, 2017

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

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Feb 28, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Feb 22, 2017

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.  

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