Recently Passed Reforms | 1995 | 1999
1997-Tinkering Around The Edges

Several lawsuit reforms were adopted during the 1997 legislative session. Bills effecting out-of-state lawsuits and interlocutory appeals immediately became law after being signed by the Governor. New standards affecting summary judgment and wrongful discharge were approved by the Texas Supreme Court. The three remaining legislative remedies took effect September 1, 1997. Proposed changes regarding privity, premises and third party liability failed in the legislature. None of the lawsuit reforms of 1995 were eroded.

For a summary of lawsuit reforms adopted in 1997 follow the links below:

Summary Judgment
Wrongful Discharge
Fire Rescue Equipment
Out-of-state Lawsuits
Managed Care Responsibility
Interlocutory Appeals
Ice Skating Operators

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