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Texas Civil Justice League


Since 1986, the Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL) has led the fight to create a strong business climate by restoring fairness and stability to the civil justice system. The statewide coalition’s membership includes individuals, railroads, law firms, professional and trade associations, health care providers, cities, counties, school districts, chambers of commerce and businesses of all sizes. TCJL was the first recipient of the organization award presented by the national Tort Reform Summit in 2000.

Texas Passes Asbestos and Silica Legislation

Washington, D.C. May 15, 2005—Texas today became the fourth state to pass asbestos and silica litigation reform legislation (S.B. 15), according to the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA).  The Senate concurred with a House amendment to the bill, which now goes to Gov. Rick Perry.


“We applaud the Texas Legislature for passing legislation that will unclog the court system and put an end to frivolous asbestos and silica claims,” said ATRA President Sherman Joyce.  “By establishing medical criteria and putting an end to the mass screening of patients, the legislation will ensure that the claims of the truly sick are given priority.”    View Press Release




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Ralph Wayne


Texas Civil Justice League

401 West 15th Street, Suite 975
Austin, Texas 78701
512-320-0474 phone
512-474-4334 fax


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Texas Civil Justice League


Texas Civil Justice League Journal (PDF)