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Webinar: HB274 "Loser Pays" Legislation - September 1, 2011

     This webinar will examine the components of House Bill 274, known as the “loser pays” law, which will affect civil cases filed on or after September 1, 2011. The new law focuses on early dismissal of baseless actions and expedited trial of actions involving less than $100,000. The law changes existing statutes and rules involving interlocutory appeals, offers of settlement, responsible third parties, and recovery of attorneys’ fees and court costs, among others. The speakers will discuss the ways the statute changes Texas civil litigation and appellate practice, comments and analysis from legislators and lawyers involved with the bill, how the bill will be implemented, potential traps for the unwary, and tips for operating under the new law. 


Diana L. Faust

Michelle E. Robberson


Texas MCLE:
This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 general credit hour.

TDI CE: Provider #32551
This course has been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance in the amount of 1.0 general credit hour. Cooper & Scully, P.C. is a Texas Department of Insurance registered provider.

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HB274 "Loser Pays" Legislation Presentation