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Mr. Jon Opelt

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Local Address:  Houston , Texas , United States
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
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Board of Trustees, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director
Trial Lawyers Pump Big Bucks Into Obscurely Named PACS, 6 May 2015 [cached]
By Jon Opelt, Houston Director
“The public is left in the dark when PACs are able to craft their name so as to hide the driving force behind the money,” said Jon Opelt, Houston director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. “It’s a potential Trojan Horse attack on the Texas political process,” he said.
“Personal injury lawyers are camouflaging their political contributions in obscurely named PACs,” said Opelt.
The intent was to ensure honesty in disclosure,” Opelt said.
“Most of that money is expected to find its way into Texas political races in November,” said Opelt. “It is unhealthy when a handful of folks can dictate the political process.”
“If these trial lawyers are proud of their self-proclaimed role as ‘champions of the little guy,’ why do they funnel donations through obscure political action committees? Are they trying to hide their political might?” Opelt asked.
“There ought to be truth in labeling,” Opelt said. “The public has a right to know who is paying for political campaigns. The Ethics Commission should launch an investigation into the legality of these vaguely named PACs,” said Opelt.
“In the spirit of honesty and openness, we call on them to change the names of their PACs to Texas Trial Lawyer 2000 PAC and Personal Injury Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Fund,” he said.
As the PACs dole out their contributions, Opelt said his group would continue to track the “political droppings of this Trojan Horse.”
Slingshots-The True Measurement of Fairness, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Since Texas set a limit at ..., 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
Since Texas set a limit at $750,000 in 2003, more doctors are practicing in emergency rooms and the state is attracting doctors from states without caps, said Jon Opelt, executive director for Texas Alliance For Patient Access, which represents health providers.
Haunted by litigation, 6 May 2015 [cached]
“Don’t bother hiding under the covers,” said Jon Opelt, Houston Director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.
“While these lawsuits may provide a few laughs, we should all be horrified at the types of lawsuits that are clogging our courts and keeping legitimate cases from a timely hearing.” Opelt said. “The hair-raising fact is that lawsuit abuse is no spoof; it’s real. And it’s costing each and every one of us.”
According to a new study by Tillinghast Towers Perrin, every American pays $721 annually to cover the costs of lawsuits nationally. That is equivalent to a 5 percent tax on wages, said Opelt.
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