The R Street Institute applauded the introduction today of S.B. 10, legislation to rein in the growth in Texas hail-related litigation.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, would provide revisions to Texas law, preserving the right to sue while removing incentives for attorney led abuse of the legal process, according to R Street Southwest Region Director Josiah Neeley.
“Trial attorneys are exploiting provisions in the law to run up large fee awards,” Neeley said in a statement. “Insurance companies often don’t even know there is an issue until a lawsuit is filed. Cases that should be resolved without litigation end up in a long and costly legal process.”
Companion legislation has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives: H.B. 1774, sponsored by state Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Galveston.
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