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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Civil Practices
TIME & DATE:
10:00 AM, Monday, May 19, 2008
PLACE:
E2.010
CHAIR:
Rep. Byron Cook
 
 
Agenda available ONLY at hearing.
 
 
Interim studies:
 
CHARGE 2: Examine the effect on our tort system of meritless litigation  
filed in Texas, especially meritless litigation designed to harass Texans
or intimidate Texans from exercising their rights.  Consider the law in
other states and consider whether Texas law should be amended to allow
greater recourse, such as recovery of costs and other financial penalties
to reduce such litigation.
 
 
CHARGE 5:  Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's
jurisdiction - - Study the dram shop laws of Texas.