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Issue Position: Tort Reform

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Just a short time ago, the Wall Street Journal dubbed Texas the "lawsuit capital of the world." Doctors and health care professionals fled from Texas, and frivolous lawsuits crippled economic development in our state.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst took on the powerful trial lawyer money machine and passed groundbreaking tort reform legislation to reduce lawsuit abuse clogging our court system. Dewhurst has successfully fought tort reform rollbacks in every legislative session since.

As U.S. Senator, David Dewhurst will lead on the issue of tort reform to protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits that impact local job growth and economic prosperity.

Proven Record

David passed landmark tort reform legislation (HB 4) that became the model for the nation
David passed historic "Loser Pays" legislation to stop frivolous lawsuits
David championed Proposition 12, amending the state constitution, capping all physicians' total liability for non-economic damages at $250,000 per claimant


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