New York Times Focuses on “Loser Pays”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state politicians are discussing possible legislation in 2011 that would require Texas plaintiffs who lose civil lawsuits to pay the attorneys’ fees for defendants. The proposals for a so-called “loser pays” system have drawn national attention in legal and political circles, including a recent article in The New York Times where The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier says the proposals are “blatantly anti-Texan” because of the financial risks created for people who have legitimate reasons to file a lawsuit. Read the entire article here.

«
»