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HB 4, 78th Regular Session
Relating to reform of certain procedures and remedies in civil actions.

Emma Watson v. Gregory Hortman; Order adopting report and recommendations, Magistrate's report and recommendations (No. 2:08-cv-00081, Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Act of 2003, Tex. H.B. 4, 78th Leg., R.S.).
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By U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division
Publication Date: March 27, 2012; September 13, 2010
A failed experiment: health care in Texas has worsened in key respects since state instituted liability caps in 2003.
See: http://www.citizen.org/documents/a-failed-experiment-report.pdf
By Public Citizen
Publication Date: October 2011
Malpractice risk and cost are significantly reduced after tort reform.
See: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1072-7515/PIIS1072751510012883.pdf
In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 212, no. 4, pp. 463-467
By Ronald M. Stewart et al.
Publication Date: April 2011
Barbara Robinson v. Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., formerly Mundet Cork Corporation; Opinion, concurring opinion and dissenting opinion (No. 06-0714, tort reform/asbestos exposure, asbestos liabilities of successor companies).
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By Texas Supreme Court
Publication Date: October 22, 2010
Tort reform - health care reform.
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In Congressional Record - Senate, pp. S8242-S8243
By U.S. Senator John Cornyn / U.S. Senate
Publication Date: July 29, 2009
Five year retrospective on House Bill 4 (Tex. H.B. 4, 78th Leg., R.S.).
By State Bar of Texas
Publication Date: Fall 2008
Library Location: B600.8 F586 2008
The impact of the 2003 Texas medical malpractice damages cap on physician supply and insurer payouts: separating facts from rhetoric (Tex. H.B. 4, 78th Leg., R.S.).
See: http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/archive/2008/7088.pdf
By Charles Silver, David A. Hyman and Bernard Black / Social Science Research Network
Publication Date: August 19, 2008
Library Location: 610.026 Si39i 2008
Will asbestos lawsuit bill survive second session?.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: July 11, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Summary of Tex. H.B. 4 (78th Leg., R.S., tort reform).
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By American Medical Association
Publication Date: June 2003
Analysis: the factors behind the Democrat walkout.
In The Lone Star Report
By David Guenthner
Publication Date: May 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Civil justice bill headed to Senate floor.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: May 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
LSR's top 10 issues of the 78th Texas Legislature.
In The Lone Star Report
By David Guenthner and William Lutz
Publication Date: April 4, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Tex. H.B. 4, 78th Leg., R.S., Amendment 6, asbestos claims.
See: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/78R/amendments/html/HB00004H26.HTM
By Representative Joe Nixon
Publication Date: March 25, 2003
Point of order stalls debate on tort reform bill.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: March 21, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Analysis: process questions cast shadow over tort reform bill.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: March 7, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform bills merged, clear House committee.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: March 7, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
House begins discussion on wide-ranging tort bill.
In The Lone Star Report
By William Lutz
Publication Date: February 28, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Labor pains: as Austin's birth rate rises, more obstetricians opt to drop out.
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In Austin Business Journal
Publication Date: March 14-20, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform rocks the House.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: March 24, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas Senate at bat in tort reform playoff.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: April 7, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Letter to the editor: tort reform and possible conflict?
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: April 7, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Let's hope Texas Senate slaps down proposed caps.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: April 14, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
So far, so bad: it's a new era in Texas politics, but Republicans have been too busy fighting Democrats - and each other - to get anything done.
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In Texas Monthly
Publication Date: May 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Best of the Legislature. David Dewhurst leads the pack again as 10 legislators take home top grades for session's second six weeks.
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In Capitol Inside
Publication Date: April 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
House backs 'tort reform': anti-worker proposals advance.
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In Texas AFL-CIO Labor News
Publication Date: January 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Bill may limit damages in workers' comp wrongful-death suits.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: April 28, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Committee avoids final vote on offer-of-settlement plan.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: April 21, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Does Texas need tort reform and how much is enough?
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: May 19, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
17-front tort war: one-third of states have bills pending.
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In National Law Journal
Publication Date: May 12, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Mix up over bill's effective date causes run on courts.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 9, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Flurry of suits tied to tort reform: lawyers rush to file suits before damage caps take effect.
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In Austin Business Journal
Publication Date: June 6-12, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Power and the prize: two Texas legislators' approaches to tort reform.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Fallout from the tort reform revolution.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Winners and losers of 2003 session.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Sphere of influence.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Bills that became laws in Texas' 78th legislative session: and the lowdown on what didn't make it.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Bye bye Bowers.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 30, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Court, legislature strengthen good samaritan law.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: July 7, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Caps, Proposition 12 and a med-mal suit.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: July 28, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Protecting tort reform.
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In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: August 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
The potential impact of tort reform on business activity in Texas.
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In Perryman Report and Texas Letter
Publication Date: August 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Behind the bills: a brief introduction to Texas tort reform legislation.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
What does Texas tort reform mean for business?
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In Austin Business Journal
Publication Date: September 5-11, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
No wall between the legislature and common law.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 8, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
In rebuttal: fears, facts on frivolous suits and runaway juries.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 8, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Capitol report: New legislation affects EMS and trauma systems.
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In Texas EMS
Publication Date: September/October 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
H.B. 4, Article 4590i and abatement.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: November 24, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform king: Joe Nixon makes no apologies for H.B. 4.
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In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: December 22, 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Settlement strategies and Remedies Code chapter 42: who pays attorney's fees and costs?
In Texas Bar Journal
Publication Date: February 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Future fears.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: March 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Perry says reforms are paving way for regulatory modernization.
In Insurance Journal
Publication Date: January 12, 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Remember the Alamo: the seventh amendment of the United States Constitution, the doctrine of incorporation, and state caps on jury awards.
In South Texas Law Review
Publication Date: Summer 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform or more litigation?
In Texas Professional Engineer
Publication Date: May/June 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
An oncoming train: a plaintiff's view on House Bill 4 and medical malpractice.
In State Bar Litigation Section Report: The Advocate
Publication Date: Fall 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Medical malpractice tort reform: from the defense perspective.
In State Bar Litigation Section Report: The Advocate
Publication Date: Fall 2003
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas tort law - 2003; it was a very ____ year.
In Baylor Law Review
Publication Date: Spring 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas VIOXX litigation to test H.B. 4 reforms.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: November 1, 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Redefining the battlefield.
In Texas Bar Journal
Publication Date: December 2004
Library Location: Periodicals
Access denied: does tort reform close courthouse doors to those who can least afford it?
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: January 10, 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act 2005: still alive and well.
In Journal of Texas Consumer Law
Publication Date: Winter 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
Paradise lost: plaintiff's bar bemoans end of era as tort reformers target asbestos.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: February 28, 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
Not just for doctors anymore: H.B. 4 requirement shields design professionals from liability.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: March 14, 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
A difference of opinion: TMA questions findings of law schools' study of tort reform.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: May 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas statutory caps and settlement credits after House Bill 4.
In South Texas Law Review
Publication Date: Summer 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform makes good medicine.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: January 2006
Library Location: Periodicals
Saved by the bell: an overview of liability rules for professional employees of Texas school districts.
In Baylor Law Review
Publication Date: Fall 2005
Library Location: Periodicals
Med-mal bills no cure, but one step.
In National Law Journal
Publication Date: May 1, 2006
Library Location: Periodicals
Supply versus demand.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: May 2006
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform Texas style.
In ABA Journal: The Lawyer's Magazine
Publication Date: October 2006
Library Location: Periodicals
Reasons for high ED use are Texas docs responding positively to liability reform.
In State Health Watch
Publication Date: December 2006
Library Location: Periodicals
Doctors rushing to practice in Texas after tort reform.
In Austin Business Journal
Publication Date: March 9-15, 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Judicial tort reform in Texas.
See: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=976114
In Review of Litigation
Publication Date: Winter 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Tort reform on the line in Texas Supreme Court appeal.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: October 8, 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Baby, I lied.
In Texas Observer
Publication Date: October 19, 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Fight over H.B. 4 provision pits former justices against each other.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: February 4, 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Is it really over?
In American Spectator
Publication Date: April 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas holds 'em: how Lone Star Republicans stopped abusive medical-malpractice lawsuits.
In National Review
Publication Date: May 5, 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
In defense of medicine.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: August 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Trial lawyers eye legislative attack on tort reforms.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: August 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Better to kill than to maim: the current state of medical malpractice wrongful death cases in Texas.
In Baylor Law Review
Publication Date: Spring 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Not worth the pain and suffering.
In Forbes
Publication Date: September 15, 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Adversaries willing to talk about most-litigated part of H.B.4.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: May 25, 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
H.B. 4 wipes out statute of limitations in suit against firms, counsel.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 8, 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
The new TMB [Texas Medical Board].
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: June 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
Medical malpractice tort reform in Texas: treating symptoms rather than seeking a cure.
In Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law
Publication Date: Summer 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
Challenge to H.B. 4 non-economic damages cap fails in eastern district.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 20, 2010
Library Location: Periodicals
Medical professionals and the DTPA.
In Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law
Publication Date: Summer 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
Court limits damages, evidence regarding medical expenses.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: July 11, 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
2003 tort reforms still paying off.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: September 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
Med-mal suits against government-employed docs nixed.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 5, 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
Federalism and medical malpractice reform.
In National Law Journal & Legal Times
Publication Date: August 29, 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
The boundaries of tort reform.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Library Location: Periodicals
How much are you worth?
In Texas Tech Law Review
Publication Date: Winter 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
A look at HB 4's impact a decade later; Slashing med-mal premiums.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 2, 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
Medical-malpractice still alive in Texas.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 2, 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
Open courts challenge.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: March 10, 2014
Library Location: Periodicals
Defunding the Democratic Party.
In American Spectator
Publication Date: June 2014
Library Location: Periodicals
Equal justice for all.
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: December 2014
Library Location: Periodicals
Med Mal in Texas: time to tweak the reforms?
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: June 2016
Library Location: Periodicals
Coming of age.
See: https://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=48427
In Texas Medicine
Publication Date: September 2018
Library Location: Periodicals
Parts one and two: The crisis in access to medical care.
In Texas Tech Law Review
Publication Date: Spring 2019
Library Location: Periodicals
Preface: The crisis that was created.
In Texas Tech Law Review
Publication Date: Summer 2019
Library Location: Periodicals
Critical condition: how lawsuit abuse is hurting health care and what Texans can do about it.
Publication Date: April 2003
A History of lawsuit reform in Texas.
See: http://www.texaspolicy.com/sites/default/files/documents/2008-05-RR04-tortreform-jnixon-posting.pdf
Publication Date: May 2008
The impact of the 2003 Texas medical malpractice damages cap on physician supply and insurer payouts: separating facts from rhetoric.
See: http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/archive/2008/7088.pdf
Publication Date: August 19, 2008

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