is a non-partisan, statewide business coalition committed to legal reform and public policy research. thwarted efforts to rollback business liability and legal reform during the 2007 legislative session by defeating sweeping anti-indemnity and qui tam ( false claims ) bills and proposals that threatened consolidated insurance programs. is laying the groundwork for the 2011 legislative session. Policy committees will make recommendations in vital issue areas, such as construction liability, courts, general business liability, mass torts, and products liability. In addition, the Texas Civil Justice League's grassroots and political outreach efforts will impact legislative and judicial races by keeping business issues in the forefront of this year's campaigns. cost-effectively extends the benefits of corporate legal departments by monitoring court rulings and legislation and alerting members to challenges that threaten the state's judicial system. is the state's oldest and most effective legal reform organization. Business leaders and former legislators founded the Texas Civil Justice League to enact recommendations issued by the 1987 House/Senate Joint Committee on Liability Insurance and Tort Law Procedure. takes fiscal responsibility seriously, leveraging membership dues into meaningful, long-term reform. The Texas Civil Justice League staff works within an economical budget, spending significantly less than comparable statewide organizations. is the only statewide legal reform coalition governed by a board of directors composed of business leaders and association representatives. works closely with business and professional trade associations to achieve mutual public policy objectives. is a national leader in the lawsuit reform movement and has assisted in the organization of similar state groups in Georgia, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. is a charter member of the American Tort Reform Association and collaborates with other national groups, including the American Justice Partnership, American Legislative Exchange Council, Civil Justice Reform Group, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform. DOJ statistician says median asbestos award in state courts is $682, 000. Tops other product liability and medical malpractice awards. ALEC Civil Justice Force just adopted Trespasser Responsibility Act model legislation countering flawed ALI restatement ( third ).