Tort Reform

Politics & Policy |
August 22, 2011

Trial lawyers vow big anti-Perry push

The story ran in Politico on Monday: America’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred — and fear — as Perry,

Politics & Policy |
June 16, 2009

Another voice on meso

This discussion on mesothelioma was submitted by Austin attorney Lee Parsley. It may be read in conjunction with my earlier post, "Tort Reform: Two Perspectives," posted on June 14. Mesothelioma is a terrible disease. Everyone I know has great sympathy for those suffering from the disease and for their families.

Politics & Policy |
June 14, 2009

Tort reform: two perspectives

The first is from the Wall Street Journal's Opinion page for Saturday, July 13. The second was sent to me, unsolicited, by a reader, Mary Silbert, a woman whose husband died of mesothelioma five years ago and who worked for the passage of the bill this session. I

Behind the Lines |
May 31, 1996

The Tort Tax

No high diving boards at public pools. No cameras in operating rooms. All this and more, thanks to lawyers.

Politics & Policy |
May 31, 1995

Four for Four

George W. Bush got elected governor by promising to focus on welfare, education, tort reform, and juvenile crime. After his first one hundred days, he’s batting a thousand.