Claire’s, the cosmetic and accessories company for young women, recently recalled nine cosmetic products because a mother had tested her six-year-old daughter’s makeup kit containing lip gloss and eyeshadow and said she found tremolite asbestos.
“I physically sank,” said [Kristi] Warner. “I ended up sitting on the ground, just trying to wrap my head around how something like that could end up in our home.”
There were numerous attempts this session to reverse the achievements of the last ten years or so that have reduced abuse of Texas’ civil justice system, reduced excessive litigation costs, and increased access to the courts for those who are truly injured.
These included: reducing access to workers compensation (the Entergy bill); lessening causation standards in mesothelioma cases; allowing recover of phantom damages in medical cases (paid or incurred); diminishing use of highly effective multi-district litigation panels; and interfering with indemnification agreements.
However, none of them passed—making this session a big win for consumers and citizens in need of access to justice through the court system.
This post was first published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.