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Mr. Jon Opelt

Wrong Jon Opelt?

Director

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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
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Board of Trustees
www.calahouston.org, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director
Large Jury Verdicts Earn Texas Two Spots on “TOP 10” List
www.calahouston.org, 6 May 2015 [cached]
“The fact that the largest awards are lower that previous years may be indicative of a growing sensitivity to jumbo jury awards and the recognition that a big chunk of those awards is going to personal injury lawyers,” said Jon Opelt, Houston director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.
“Whether it’s the product of reasoned and restrained jurors, a depressed economy nationally or a rejection of outrageous demands, jurors were less inclined to give over-the-top awards,” Opelt said.
In the Jefferson County case, a lawsuit was brought by the family of a mechanic who was killed when the 500-pound tire he was trying to remove with a blowtorch exploded.
Slingshots-The True Measurement of Fairness
www.calahouston.org, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Since Texas set a limit at ...
www.hispanicbusiness.com, 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.
Trial Lawyers Pump Big Bucks Into Obscurely Named PACS
www.calahouston.org, 6 May 2015 [cached]
By Jon Opelt, Houston Director
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“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.
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The intent was to ensure honesty in disclosure,” Opelt said.
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“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.”
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