Insurance Companies – the unseen hand at trial

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:35 pm    

Although the insurance company isn’t mentioned at trial, it’s often the unseen puppet master pulling the strings of the defense attorney.  It selects and pays for the defense attorney and approves of the experts and all their travel and expenses.  Most importantly the insurance company decides what amount (if any) to offer to resolve the […]

Tort Reform Fails the Empirical Evidence Test

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:59 pm    

Tort Reform Fails The Empirical Evidence Test By: Troy D. Chandler, Chandler McNulty LLP Houston, TX As a trial lawyer, I find that empirical evidence always wins over even the most compelling argument. Facts matter.  Evidence matters.    That is why I never trusted the tort reform rationale.  The jury is in on the Tort […]

Insurance in Civil Lawsuits

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm    

An insurance company is involved in almost every lawsuit filed, but juries don’t get know about it.   Hiding the insurance policies from juries is a Texas rule (one of our neighboring states not only tells juries about insurance, but actually allows injured parties to sue the defendant’s insurance company directly). The Texas rule’s intention […]
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