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Accountability

When bad actors put the lives and livelihoods of Texas families at risk, that wrongdoer should be held accountable. This simple concept, immortalized in the Seventh Amendment of our constitution, is under attack. Texans are slowly being stripped of their legal rights in favor of special interests. Texas families and businesses need strong accountability protections that ensure real consequences for bad actors.

Stop the Frankenstein Bill

Combining two dangerous anti-consumer bills into one "Frankenstein" bill, H.R. 1927 strikes two tremendous blows to consumers and injured workers. 

Latest from Accountability

  • WATCH: Deputy Director Ware Wendell Testifies at TDI Arbitration Hearing

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Since uncovering the insurance industry ploy to force consumers with disputes into the biased, secret process of arbitration, Texas Watch has fought hard to preserve policyholders' legal protections.

  • ICYMI: TDI's Arbitration Hearing Highlights

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    For the past two months, we've been sounding the alarms on an insurance industry proposal to force consumers who have been low, slow, or not paid on their valid claims into the secret, biased process of arbitration. Last week, our fight reached the ears of the insurance commissioner in a rare public hearing at the Texas Department of Insurance. Here's what happened:

    1. Commissioner David Mattax started the hearing by asking five questions:

  • VIDEO: Keep the Kangaroo Court Out of Texas Insurance

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Dealing with your insurance company is hard enough. Now, insurance lobbyists want to make it even harder for policyholders get their claims paid in full and on time. Their latest scheme would force policyholders into the biased, secretive process of arbitration, a kangaroo court where the decision maker is chosen and paid for by the insurance company.