Corporate Accountability

Lax oversight and limits on consumer rights have allowed some corporations to harm workers, customers, or the public at large. Just as individuals must be personally responsible for the decisions we make and the actions we take, corporations should face real consequences when they cause needless financial or personal harm.

Texas families shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for corporate criminals. Nor should responsible corporations that play by the rules be forced to compete with bad actors who take dangerous shortcuts. We need strong corporate accountability protections that ensure real consequences for corporations that risk the lives and livelihoods of Texas families. This means penalties for failing to meet quality and safety standards, access to the legal system for consumers who have been harmed, and real oversight of corporate conduct.

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The Power of Civil Accountability

April 6, 2014—The recall of 2.6 million GM cars has been dominating the headlines lately. We’ve learned about the 13 lives taken as a result of GM’s faulty ignition switch. We’ve learned how GM knew about the problem over a decade ago, but chose to keep quiet. We’ve learned how federal regulators tasked with ensuring the public’s... Read more »

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Abbott Defends the Indefensible

March 26, 2014—Attorney General Greg Abbott opted to formally intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas medical liability statute this week. The statute in question severely and arbitrarily restricts the ability of patients to access the civil legal system when they believe their medical care was negligent. Texas Watch Executive Director Alex Winslow... Read more »

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Special Interest PAC Can’t Handle the Truth

February 14, 2014—Access to the civil justice system is a fundamental right. It is embedded in our constitution because no one is above the law and everyone should be held to account for their actions. But, the folks over at the self-styled Texans for Lawsuit Reform’s PAC of CEOs and lobbyists just can’t seem to understand that.... Read more »

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Research & Reports

The Texas Watch Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, conducts research and public education activities on consumer law, consumer protection and civil justice issues. Read More »

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Court Watch

Court Watch, a program of the Foundation, documents the role and impact of the Texas civil court system on Texas families and Texas public policy. Read More »