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  • Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Statement on Don Willett

    For immediate release

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is being nominated for a spot on the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

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    We entrust our medical care to professionals. Often, these professionals save lives. But sometimes this trust is violated and precious lives are ended or changed forever through carelessness or incompetence. When this happens, in the quest for accountability, the question arises: What is that person’s life worth?

  • Insurance Companies Hurt

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    We give insurers our hard-earned dollars year after year and count on them to help us in our time of need. But too often insurers choose to pad their profits instead, hurting us by unfairly denying, delaying and underpaying valid claims.

     

  • Happy Birthday James Madison

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Happy 266th Birthday to James Madison! Father of the Constitution, 4th U.S. President, and original author of the 7th amendment, giving us the Right to Trial by Jury. Find out more about his life and accomplishments at https://tinyurl.com/j4dt88u

  • HB915 REMOVES ROAD BLOCKS TO SAFER ROADS

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    When car wrecks happen, Texans rely on insurance to help them get back on their feet. But with over 1.5 million vehicles driving with “phantom coverage,” Texas families are finding themselves unprotected and hung out to dry by insurers selling junk policies.

  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform has Fabricated Another "Crisis"

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Data from the Texas Department of Insurance's "Weather Related Property Claims" report shows that Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) and other insurance lobbyists have fabricated another "crisis" in an effort to rob Texas homeowners, businesses, churches, and schools of their legal protections.

  • Insurance Profits are Bigger in Texas

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    In the years that insurers have claimed a crisis, carriers have raked in billions. Outperforming the nation in profitability for three years running, Texas homeowners insurance carriers have been making profits hand over fist.