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Dick Weekley: Texas Ranks "Best in the Nation" in Tort Liability Index but Report Shows More Reforms are Needed, May 15, 2006
The Pacific Research Institute (“PRI”) in San Francisco has completed the first “U.S. Tort Liability Index: 2006 Report,” a comprehensive analysis comparing the tort systems of all fifty states. After weighing 39 variables ranging from caps on punitive damages to appeal-bond caps, Texas was ranked best in the nation. Had the study been done before the 2003 tort reforms, researchers say the state would have ranked 26th.

Texas No. 1 in National Tort Liability Study, May 15, 2006
A cutting edge report just released shows that while Texas still has some glaring civil justice problems to address -- most notably the state's notorious "judicial hellholes," Texas tort reforms have strengthened the state's economy in a variety of ways and are improving the quality of life for every Texan.

Governor Hosts Authors of National Tort Liability Index, May 15, 2006
Gov. Rick Perry hosted the authors of a national study that links the tort reforms passed under his leadership to the state's booming economy, job market and business growth.

Texans for Lawsuit Reform Announces PAC Director Departure, Houston Chronicle, April 26, 2006
Richard W. Weekley, Chairman and CEO of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, said, "Matt has been a key to TLR's success. He is conscientious, principled and exceptionally capable. All of us value Matt's contribution to our organization -- he is a person you can count on, no matter how tough the going or how strenuous the effort. We are thankful that Matt has been with us as PAC Director and we look forward to his contributions to the Texas civil justice system as a consultant to Texans for Lawsuit Reform."

Dallas Morning News, Reformers Still Can Make a Difference
Dick Weekley looked anguished on the eve of his most important political moment. Within 24 hours, the Texas House would consider four of the 11 tort reform proposals the Houston businessman had been promoting, day in and day out, for five months.

A look of concern, perhaps a tinge of panic, swept his angular face. The developer had been pulled away from his late, late dinner, learning that a high-level tort reform meeting was occurring with House leaders. Dick Weekley was not included; trial lawyers were there. What did that mean?

Fortune Press Release, David Weekley Homes Makes Fortune List, January 9, 2006

TexasInsider.org, Want The Facts? Want A Balanced Story? Want Honest Journalism? Too Bad!, November 16, 2005

Townhall.com, Businessman turned Mayor Hailed in Houston, November 5, 2005

Houston Chronicle, 'ONCE IN A BLUE MOON' There's lots of buzz surrounding bayou park October 13, 2005

American Enterprise Institute: Can Tort Reform Survive, Oct. 4, 2005

Texans for Texas, Texas Asbestos & Silica Reform Becomes Law, May 24, 2005

Plainview Daily Herald, Lawsuit reform group founder speaks here 08-07-2005, Aug 6, 2005

Knight Ridder Tribune Business News, Texas House passes asbestos legislation, May 11, 2005

Houston Chronicle, Texas can provide model for healthy asbestos laws State reforms would truly benefit victims By Richard Weekely, March 27, 2005

The Advocate, TLR Proposes Fair Solution to Asbestos Litigation, January 2005

Parkside, Hermann Park Projects Update: Donations, Designs and Dedications, Winter 2004

Houston Chronicle, Texas icons host benefit dinner, November 14, 2004

The Advocate, New Scientific Study Confirms Most Asbestos Tests Are Wrong, October 2004

The Advocate, Justice Tom Phillips Led Historic Change On Supreme Court, August 2004

Houston Chronicle, Houston from a new perspective; Coalition has formed to promote area's natural treasures, April 9, 2004

The Advocate, A Decade of Political Action, April 2004

The Advocate, High Court Meets Short Deadline with New Rules, December 2003

The Advocate, Historic Tort Reform Bill Passes, June 2003

Houston Chronicle, Epicures looking forward to 220 Main debut, March 24, 2003

The Advocate, Our Agenda for the 2003 Texas Legislative Session, Spring 2003

The Advocate, TLR Civil Justice Day: Designed to Write Texas History, February 2003

Houston Chronicle, THE RACE FOR CITY HALL 2003; Fix-it man Bill White to join mayor's race, February 2, 2003

The Advocate, Our Right to Arbitration is Under Nationwide Attack, Fall 2002

The Advocate, Bringing Fairness and Balance to Texas Civil Justice Laws: TLR's 2003 Legislative Agenda, Summer 2002

Houston Chronicle, 'Green Tie Affair', April 24, 2002

The Advocate, TLR'S 10,000th Supporter, "Something has to be done.", Spring 2002

The Advocate, Report on the 77th Legislature, Fall 2001

Houston Chronicle, Brotherly love; New YMCA ground-breaking a family affair, November 1, 2001

Texas Worker's Comp Advisor, Commissioner, Insurers Agree on 'Clean Claims' Restitution, August 16, 2001

El Paso Times (El Paso, TX), Group works to end exorbitant lawsuits, November 18, 1999

Houston Business Journal, Home builder Weekley buys tract for headquarters building, April 18,1997

The Advocate, TLR'S Legislative Day - A Great Success!, February 1997

The Advocate, Senators Shapiro and Lucio honored, September 1996

The Advocate, Celebrating a victory, preparing for next battle, November 1995

Dallas Morning News, Both sides of lawsuit reform issue have mobilized quickly - Networking, grass-roots efforts come into play,April 2, 1995

The Advocate, Weekley & TLR: Briefings for lawsuit-reform supporters, March 31 1995

The Advocate, Texas State Senators file lawsuit reform bill package, January 1995