Bill Would Curb Nonresidents' Legal Mess In Texas Courts

By Jess Krochtengel (February 23, 2015, 7:30 PM EST) -- A bill filed Friday in the Texas House would close an alleged loophole in state law that allows nonresidents to bring suit in Texas court involving incidents that happened outside state borders.

H.B. 1692, filed by Rep. Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas, is intended to curb the practice of foreign cases being brought in Texas courts against American manufacturers. The bill would amend the state's forum non conveniens law, found in Section 71.051 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, to remove a provision allowing plaintiffs including both nonresidents and Texans to bring suit in Texas court, so long as one plaintiff...

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