Who Does This Bill Really Help?

This misguided legislation is being pushed by a well-known Austin special interest group, the so-called “Texans for Lawsuit Reform.”

But many of TLR’s donors and supporters oppose this bill.

That’s right: many traditional supporters of tort reform oppose Senate Bill 1628, because it just goes too far. This bill isn’t about limiting “frivolous lawsuits.” Instead, it would provide insurance companies with near total immunity for failure to investigate valid claims, and immunity for wrongfully denied, delayed, and underpaid claims.

Total immunity for failing to investigate claims, or wrongfully delaying and underpaying claims? That’s practically un-American. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Just look at what the Founding Fathers said about the civil justice system.

  • “I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” — Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine
  • “The civil jury is a valuable safeguard to liberty.” — Alexander Hamilton
  • “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” — James Madison

Why would Texans for Lawsuit Reform support anti-American efforts to shut down our courts? Maybe it has something to do with TLR’s financial backers.

It is no surprise that Texans for Lawsuit Reform advances the interests of their own financial supporters, and it’s no secret that TLR is allied with the insurance industry. But what you might not know is who is really behind the big insurance companies.

The big insurance companies are not Texas companies. They are foreign-owned multinational conglomerates controlled by sovereign wealth funds — many of which are funded by Middle Eastern billionaires — even from despotic regimes.

Let’s stand up against TLR, the big insurance companies, and foreign sovereign wealth funds.

Let’s Save Texas Business.

Join the fight, today!