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24 Advocate (Texas) [i] (2003)

handle is hein.barjournals/adsbate0024 and id is 1 raw text is: STATE BAR LITIGATION SECTION REPORT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FALL 2003
EDITOR'S COMMENTS by Lonny S. Hoffman                                   2
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT by Talmage Boston                                     3
THE CIVIL ACTION REFORMS OF THE 78TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION
- SETTLEMENT ~
OFFER OF SETTLEMENT By Elaine Carlson                                   6
To SETTLE OR NOT TO SETTLE?-OFFER OF SETTLEMENT FROM
THE PLAINTIFF'S SIDE By Dudley Jordan                                  13
TEXAS' NEW FEE-SHIFTING STATUTE By Stacy Williams & Gregory F. Burch   18
- MEDICAL LIABILITY ~
AN ONCOMING TRAIN: A PLAINTIFF'S VIEW ON HOUSE BILL 4 & MEDICAL
MALPRACTICE By Tommy Jacks & Drew Wright                               21
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TORT REFORM FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
By Suzan Cardwell                                                      25
- DAMAGES ~
HOUSE BILL 4: ARTICLE 13-DAMAGES By James G. Ruiz & Robert J. Witte    34
- PROPORTIONATE RESPONSIBILITY ~
A PLAINTIFF'S LAWYER'S TAKE ON HOUSE BILL 4 By Tom Cowart              39
A DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE ON HOUSE BILL 4 By Bryan Haynes                  46
~  SUPREME  COURT  CONFLICTS JURISDICTION  AND
SUPERSEDAES  BOND  REQUIREMENTS  ~
CHANGES TO SUPREME COURT JURISDICTION By E. Lee Parsley                53
CHANGES TO SUPERSEDAES BOND REQUIREMENTS By E. Lee Parsley             57
- CLASS ACTIONS ~
HOUSE BILL 4 AND THE FUTURE OF CLASS ACTION LITIGATION
By Alistair Dawson                                                     60
~ PRODUCTS LIABILITY ~
PRODUCTS LIABILITY By Michael Smith                                    69
- VENUE, FORUM NON CONVENIENS AND MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION ~
THE TRILOGY OF 2003: VENUE, FORUM NON CONVENIENS &
MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION By Lonny S. Hoffman                           74
ADVISE AND CONSENT OR ADVISE AND DISSENT: THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES
SENATE IN FEDERAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS-Panelists Senator Alan Simpson,
Senator Benjamin Nelson and Dean Paul Carrington. Moderated by Roger Cossack
and introduction by Talmage Boston                                    84
UPDATES
EVIDENCE UPDATE By Luther H. Soules III & Robinson C. Ramsey           96
PROCEDURE UPDATE By Luther H. Soules III & Robinson C. Ramsey         102

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