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Tort Reformers Address Baylor Survey

In this post, I asked how “tort reformers” are responding to the Baylor Law Review-sponsored survey of Texas judges, which has been championed as helping to “clear the air” about the state of our court system.  In a commentary recently published in the San Antonio Express-News, Austin lawyer Lee Parsley does just that.  In addition, Texans for Lawsuit Reform has issued a press release (picked up by MSNBC) touting the Parsley article.  Parsley and TLR read the Baylor study much differently than previous commentators, contending that it actually shows a need for further lawsuit reform.

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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