Deep Pockets of Tort Reform Group May Hold Surprise

Austin American-Statesman | August 7, 2008

"[TLR President Dick] Trabulsi said there never comes a time when an advocacy group has too much money or stroke."

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'Swift Boat' Donor Throws Big Money Behind Romney

The Boston Globe | April 13, 2012

"Last year, Bob Perry helped kill Governor Perry's effort to prohibit Texas from allowing 'sanctuary cities' where police are barred from asking about the immigration status of people they detain."

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Lobbyist behind Rick Perry's Super PAC Helped Usher in Revolving Door Culture at Texas Capitol

The Texas Independent | January 19, 2012

"The Texas Legislature has become a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate interests led by Gov. Rick Perry's political ally [and TLR lobbyist] Mike Toomey, according to a report released this week by Texans for Public Justice."

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Bob Perry Needs a Hug

Texas Monthly | April 2007

"Many people came to believe that, in effect, [TLR donor] Bob Perry had been given his own state agency."

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Lawsuit Reform Overkill

Austin American-Statesman | October 21, 1996

"Texans for Lawsuit Reform, an organization representing major corporate interests in Texas, has hired a firm to discredit public-interest and consumer groups … [I]t is a bit like the neighborhood bully seeking out the smallest kids on the block to whip up on just for the heck of it."

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Anti-Lawsuit Group Gives Big Bucks to Texas Legislators as It Pushes for "Loser Pays" Law

The Dallas Morning News | March 29, 2011

"Texans for Lawsuit Reform, commonly referred to as TLR, has emerged in the last decade as a financial juggernaut, outspending every other political committee in the state."

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Wentworth in Cross Hairs of Interest Group

The Austin American-Statesman | December 8, 2011

"The 150 members of the Texas House know that, with its vast resources, TLR can make their re-election much more difficult, either in a general election or a Republican primary."

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Power Company

Texas Monthly | February 2011

"… TLR is still a fund-raising juggernaut—it was once again the PAC that spent the most money on Republican candidates this election cycle—though most of the money comes from just two dozen wealthy donors."

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Court System Goes on Trial

Austin Business Journal | February 12, 2007

"… one of the state's most revered and reviled lobbying organizations …"

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Hurt? Injured? Need a Lawyer? Too Bad!

Texas Monthly | November 2005

"TLR had friends in high places too, including Governor Perry and his chief of staff, Mike Toomey, a tort reform true believer who had taken a leave from a lucrative lobbying practice that included TLR as a client. … [T]he TLR principals remained a constant presence in a corner of the House gallery, which inspired a Democratic state rep to christen their spot 'The Owners' Box.'"

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