A press release issued by Senator Larry Taylor this evening reports with great frustration that S.B. 1700 has been killed off. The cause of death has nothing to do with the issues previously discussed on this blog. Instead, the fatal blow has come from trial lawyers, who do not like provisions in the bill that would make it harder for Ike claimants and future claimants to recover large damages.
We will blog more on this later this evening, but you heard it here first. This death has immense significance for Texans both on and off the coast.