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The first-party insurance bill I blawged about here appears dead in the water, but that hasn’t stopped its proponents from continuing to sneak its provisions into other bills. Texas Watch Reports: Thus far, lawmakers have thwarted their efforts by killing Senate Bill 1628. However, the property insurance industry – which pocketed at least $11.5 billion…

In a somewhat surprising move from the traditionally Hospital-friendly Texas Supreme Court, it issued its decision in Ross v. St. Luke’s Hospital [link to opinion]today, narrowing the definition of a “healthcare liability claim” in Texas. In Ross, a visitor (not a patient) to the hospital slipped and fell near the lobby exit doors, suffering injuries….