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Tort Reform Politics in Texas

By on 8.7.13 | 11:22AM

Has tort reform been good for Texas? Attorney General Greg Abbott sure thinks so, and it’s hard to disagree with him. Nonetheless, personal injury lawyers can’t forgive him his tort-reform advocacy, given the damages he won after he was left paralyzed by a falling tree. Is he guilty of hypocrisy? Or are some obvious distinctions in order? Richard Weekley of Texans for Lawsuit Reform addressed the matter in a recent Houston Chronicle op-ed. It’s very much worth keeping in mind, now that Abbott seems destined to become the next Texas governor in a campaign that’s bound to become contentious.

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