Not So Much Common Sense from Texas on Asbestos Evidence

By April 17, 2009Briefly Legal

How against type, that Illinois (its Supreme Court) brings a bit of common sense that standards of evidence that can be brought in asbestos litigation (see yesterday’s post), while Texas adds more caprice and potential cash to its legal system over asbestos.

From AP, via the Dallas Morning-News: “Handing a rare victory to personal injury trial lawyers, the Texas Senate has passed legislation that would make it easier for certain people to recover damages after being exposed to asbestos. …The bill, which passed 20-11 on a preliminary vote Thursday, would only apply to lawsuits involving mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer usually caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.”

The bill, SB 1123, still has many legislative steps before going to Governor Perry. From more, see our posts at Point of Law here and here, and coverage in the Southeast Texas Record.


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