Honorable Todd Hunter, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3915 by Fletcher (Relating to barratry.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code relating to barratry. The bill would authorize the client of an attorney with whom the client had entered a contingent fee contract procured as a result of barratry to recover the amount paid to the attorney plus additional damages in a civil suit. To the extent the bill would modify court procedures, no affect on judicial workloads or fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. The bill would take effect September 1, 2009.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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