UPDATE: Senate Passes New Version of Loser Pays

, Texas Lawyer

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It took only a few minutes this afternoon for the Texas Senate to pass unanimously a new version of the loser-pays bill, with changes limiting types of suits subject to early dismissal and limiting attorney's fees parties can recover after some rejected settlement offers. Because the Senate version differs from the bill the House passed on May 9, both chambers must now appoint members for a conference committee to negotiate a final version of the loser-pays bill.

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