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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Class action lawsuits ]

Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Civil Practices interim report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Class action lawsuits | Lawsuits | Persons with disabilities | Supreme Court, Texas | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c498
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [211 pages  File size: 6,000 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect and potential of sales and other alienation of structured settlements on the use and advisability of such settlements.
2. Study the exercise of conflicts jurisdiction by the Supreme Court under Sections 22.001(a) and 22.007(a), Government Code.
3. Examine the impact of requiring trial court judges to specify the grounds upon which summary judgments are granted.
4. Examine the Supreme Court's rule-making authority, any conflicts between Section 22.004(c), Government Code, and Article 5, Section 31, Texas Constitution, and the role, if any, that the legislature should play in the Court's rule-making process.
5. Collect information from Texas trial and appellate courts that will assist the committee in evaluating the success of recent legislation and in making decisions regarding future legislation.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Sovereign immunity | Tort reform | Whistleblowers |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c498
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [254 pages  File size: 10,001 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive review of issues surrounding class action lawsuits. The review may include, but is not limited to, such issues as the relationship between state and federal rules, participation in the class, certification issues, settlement issues, and others as the committee deems appropriate.
2. Evaluate the potential benefits of a state "false claims" or "qui tam" law (similar to U.S.Pub. L. No. 99-562) as a means of restraining fraud and recovering losses in state government programs.
3. Examine the impact of tort and damage law changes enacted by the 74th Legislature (1995) on the filing of suits , claims paid, settlement and judgement amounts, and related matters.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Appropriations.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Higher education | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | State employee salaries | State employees | University budgets | University buildings | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ap65
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,514 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and evaluate the role of revenue enhancement programs in institutions of higher education including public/private partnerships, nationwide business activities and privatization of services typically managed by the State.
2. To study the conditions of higher education facilities and the extent of the deferred maintenance problem.
3. To study compliance accomplishments by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation relative to the lawsuit settlement agreements.
4. To study the state's employee classification system and salary schedule, including the issue of comparable worth, in conjunction with the State Classification Officer of the State Auditor's Office.

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