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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Safe Texas Agenda

December 15, 2014—As our state’s economy thrives and our population booms, Texas families and communities face new threats to their physical and financial safety. We call on lawmakers to take steps during the 84th Legislature to help Texans thrive in our Texas economy by adopting a Safe Texas Agenda. “The freedom to raise a family, build a... Read more »

Eye on Texas Blog

VIDEO: No Justice for Texas Families

October 21, 2014—Check out this short video produced by the Center for American Progress. Using personal stories of everyday Texans, it powerfully demonstrates the devastating impact severe restrictions on access to our courts have had on families from every corner of our state. The film features Texas Watch citizen activists, as well as our Executive Director Alex... Read more »

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SCOTX Devastates Workers Poisoned by Asbestos

July 11, 2014—A sharply divided Supreme Court of Texas handed down an opinion today that is devastating for workers exposed to cancer-causing asbestos. In Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific, the Court creates an exceptionally high causation standard for asbestos-related cancer cases, effectively blocking many workers and their families from having their day in court. (See Case No. 10-0775, majority, concurrence,... 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 »

Court Watch
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 »