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Each Violation of New Barratry Law Could Cost Texas Lawyers a $10K Fine, Plus Attorney's Fees


Ambulance-chasing lawyers can be forced to pay a $10,000 penalty to each client they sign up in violation of the rules on attorney solicitation, under a new anti-barratry law that goes into effect in Texas on Sept. 1.

It also allows such clients to sue for rescission of the representation contract and attorney’s fees, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com (March 2010): “Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Beats Barratry Rap”

Tex Parte Blog (Texas Lawyer, March 2010): “Sections of Texas’ barratry statute declared unconstitutional”

Texas Tribune (July 2010): “Lawyers Call for Reform of Barratry Laws”

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