Texas Senate Committee Passes 'Loser Pays' Bill

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A bill that would create a so-called loser pays legal system passed out of committee in the Texas Senate on Saturday with a number of revisions that won the support of defense attorneys, trial lawyers and proponents of tort reform.

The proposal, approved by the Senate State Affairs Committee in a 9-0 vote, will go to a vote of the entire legislative house as early as Tuesday, according to Sherry Sylvester of Texas for Lawsuit Reform. Most notably, if it becomes law it would allow a...
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