LegalNewsline | Governors of Texas, South Carolina sign tort reform into lawAUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Houston Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of a new law that will implement a loser-pays system for frivolous lawsuits filed in the state.
According to The Associated Press , Perry was joined by area Republicans in touting the new law.
The governor had designated the issue as an emergency item during this legislative session.
"House Bill 274 provides defendants and judges with a variety of tools that will cut down on frivolous claims in Texas," Perry said in a statement in May.
"This important legislation will help make Texas that much more attractive to employers seeking to expand or relocate from countries all over the world by allowing them to spend less time in court and more time creating jobs."
BOOYAH! Proud day for the Citizens of the Lone Star State (And South Carolina too )