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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.

85th Legislative Session Comes to a Close

With your support, we stood up to insurance lobbyists in the fight to preserve policyholder protections this legislative session. Learn more about the fight for the legal rights of Texas families, businesses, churches, and schools. 

Latest from Accountability

  • CFPB to Rein In Forced Arbitration

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    90 days. 90 days until consumers might regain vital protections against powerful corporations.

    Last Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules to prohibit dangerous class-action bans buried in credit card, banking, and loan contracts.  

    Protected by “gotcha” provisions, banks and credit card companies can steal small sums from millions while preventing consumers from holding them accountable in court. This system, called forced arbitration, pits David against Goliath, and with the ban on class actions, plucks the slingshot from David’s hand.

  • Keep Washington Out of Texas Courts

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Washington lobbyists are attacking our state courts. A bill (HR 3624) making its way through Congress would send state-based legal disputes into overburdened federal courts.

    In other words, valid legal disputes over property rights, business contracts, insurance claims, and a host of other issues involving Texas citizens and businesses would be forced into the quagmire of the federal courts.

  • Survey: Justice for Flint residents?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Residents of Flint, Michigan are looking for justice after the contamination of their water supply. But, they may not find it. Shielded by the well-established principle of "sovereign immunity," the state of Michigan is immune to lawsuits except in a very limited number of cases. As a result, Flint residents must face enormous obstacles in their pursuit of justice. 

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