Civil Law: The Fight That Never Ends

Maybe you’ve heard this one: A small town had only one lawyer and he was going broke, so it got another one. Both lawyers got rich.

That’s a reasonably good description of the relationship between the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.

“The Trials,” as TTLA is known, has been around for ages. The opposition has changed over the years, depending on what was going on in the overlapping worlds of commerce and law. People who sue and people who are sued, basically, are all represented by trade groups. TTLA on one side, and someone ...

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