Legal System Summary
Texas’ lawsuit system performs below average when compared to other states. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Texas 40th in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. In many ways considered the pioneer of legislative lawsuit reform, Texas is also home to pioneers of liability expansion. Texas needs to stay on top of fixing misinterpretations of the law in order to have a competitive edge.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.54 - 1.46%
NERA Economic Consulting completed a study quantifying the economic impact of passing a bevy of lawsuit reforms. According to the report, passage of a complete package of lawsuit reforms could increase employment in Texas between 0.54 and 1.46%.