Plaintiffs lawyers are concerned about legislation which might pass the Texas Senate Wednesday, warning it could subject complicated, high-dollar cases to speedy trial rules that limit discovery and trial time.

Senate Bill 2342, sponsored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Beaumont, is highly likely to pass the Senate because it was placed on the local and uncontested calendar, which is generally used for noncontroversial bills that are approved without debate.

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