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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PERRY CALLS FOR MORE LIABILITY REFORMS

Already Texas’ longest-serving top executive, Governor Perry takes the oath of office again today along with Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst. As part of his plan to keep Texas’ economy strong, the governor is proposing new tort reforms. They include an early dismissal option for frivolous lawsuits, creation of a “loser pays” system, and ensuring new laws cannot create causes of action unless the legislature expressly says so. In 2003, Governor Perry was instrumental in the passage of our hugely successful health care liability reforms.

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