What’s more, the Texas Legislature just passed a “loser pays” bill to discourage the filing of frivolous lawsuits. If a judge says a plaintiff has no case at the outset, that judge can award the defendant his costs of defense against the plaintiff and his lawyer.
With other states in economic decline, it is amazing that the formula for economic success is not discussed more: support the right to work, keep taxes as low as possible and establish fair courts and just laws. And don’t mess with Texas.
Joseph M. Nixon is of counsel with Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP and is also a Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He served as state representative from 1995-2007, was Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Practices from 2003-2007, and was the author of the 2003 lawsuit and medical malpractice reform legislation.