Venue Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Provides that every plaintiff must establish venue independently of every
Provides that every plaintiff must establish venue independently of every other plaintiff. Mandates dismissal or transfer of any plaintiff who cannot establish venue except upon exception showing. Provides for interlocutory de novo appellate review of order granting or denying transfer or dismissal. Contains a forum non conveniens clause that states that the court must decline jurisdiction if there is a better forum for the suit.
This op-ed was originally published by Agri-Pulse. Mass tort litigation has become a multi-billion-dollar industry for trial lawyers over the past several decades as they’ve targeted everything from tobacco and […]
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