As the link roundup at the Torts Prof blog demonstrates, the Texas House passed a bill that is being called "loser pays." I haven't seen the latest text of HB 274, but if it's anything like an earlier version on the web, "loser pays" is a generous description: all that version of the bill did was to expand the equivalent of Rule 11 to permit discretionary awards of fees where a motion to dismiss has been granted. If that's what is in the final bill, it's a long way from loser pays.
Texas loser pays?
- Federal constitutional challenge to Texas tort reform rejected
- § 1920 and e-discovery costs
- The problem of the special master
- Around the web, February 21
- Around the web, January 27
- New victims of the Rothstein Ponzi scheme
- The deportation of Jakadrien Turner
- Madison County's controversial asbestos litigation system under fire yet again
- Around the web, December 15
- Marie Gryphon cited for work on loser pays
- New Featured Discussion: MI and Cato scholars debate med-mal
- November 23 roundup
- Arafiles update
- Kentucky AG Sued Over Contingency-Fee Arrangement With Private Outside Counsel
- "Something intrinsically unusual is occurring in Philadelphia"