It took only a few minutes this afternoon for the Texas Senate to pass unanimously a new version of the loser-pays bill, with changes limiting types of suits subject to early dismissal and limiting attorney’s fees parties can recover after some rejected settlement offers.

“I’m very pleased the bill was passed unanimously out of the Senate. I think its testament to the fact that it’s good legislation — fair,” says Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Southside Place, who sponsored the bill in the Senate.

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