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Top Texas for Lawsuit Reform Lobbyist Switches Sides, Joins Tort Reform Foe

By Angela Morris Texas Lawyer Magazine An ALM Publication Mike Hull, former outside counsel for Texans for Lawsuit Reform, is now working with Houston mass tort litigator Steve Mostyn on a transvaginal mesh class action. Hull, partner in Hull Henricks in Austin, was a paid TLR lobbyist for many years who successfully influenced Texas lawmakers to pass some of the strictest tort reform bills in the nation, including 2003's House Bill 4, which...
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TEXAS UPDATE!

TEXAS SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES LAW ON RECOVERY OF LOSS-OF-USE IN PROPERTY DAMAGE CASES Last Friday the Texas Supreme Court clarified decades of decisions on whether loss-of-use damages can be recovered in partial destruction cases as well as total destruction cases. Since a decision in 1932, at least six Texas courts of appeals had expressly stated that, although loss-of use damages are available in partial-destruction cases, those damages are...
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TEXAS UPDATE!

Chamberlain♦McHaney Partner David E. Chamberlain was asked by the State Bar of Texas for his view on a proposed new Texas Court system. This column will be published in the February issue of the State Bar of Texas. Partner David E. Chamberlain was asked by the State Bar of Texas for his view on a proposed new Texas Court system. This column will be published in... 			
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TEXAS UPDATE!

FRAUD ALERT:  INSURER CLAIMS REPS NEED TO BE TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT MEDICAL BILLS SUBMITTED PRESUIT BY CLAIMANTS’ ATTORNEYS We have received reliable reports that some plaintiffs’ firms may be sending insurance companies altered and redacted billing records with pre-suit demand letters.  The alterations are not always plainly obvious, and may consist of whited-out amounts for adjustments and write-offs.  A cursory review of the altered bills would lead...
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