May 17, 2011
AJS Launches New Ad Campaign to Eliminate Frivolous Lawsuits in Texas
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Americans for Job Security, a pro-business issue advocacy organization, today launched new radio and online ads supporting the Creighton-Huffman Jobs and Small Business Magnet Plan (HB 274) in some Texas markets. This landmark piece of legislation would help create and attract jobs to Texas by putting an end to frivolous lawsuits which are hurting the economy and tying up the legal system.
"This legislation would boost Texas's economy by freeing small business owners from the threat of frivolous lawsuits, making the state a magnet to job creators," said Stephen DeMaura, president of Americans for Job Security. "Most often small businesses - the engines of our economy - become the targets of frivolous lawsuits, drowning these job creators in legal fees and distracting the court system from addressing legitimate claims. Protecting small businesses, the state's economy, and Texan workers, the Creighton-Huffman Jobs and Small Business Magnet Plan is a great tool for job creation and a means to ensure Texas continues to be a top relocation state for growing businesses."
The ads will air across Texas beginning on May 17.
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ANNOUNCER: A man sued a beer company because beautiful women didn't appear when he drank lots of their beer.
A woman sued an amusement park because the haunted house was too scary.
Lawsuits like these happen all the time. Why? Because the people who file them have nothing to lose.
Frivolous lawsuits are tying up our legal system, hurting our economy and costing Texas jobs.
But that can change thanks to HB 274 the Creighton-Huffman Jobs and Small Business Magnet Plan.
The Texas Legislature can put a stop to frivolous lawsuits, help small business and attract and create new jobs.
It's time to stand up to the trial lawyers and serial litigants who are hurting our economy. It's time to put an end to their free ride.
The Texas legislature needs to pass HB 274 -- support small businesses and help attract and create new jobs in Texas.
To join the fight or to learn more visit www.SaveJobs.Org.
Paid for by Americans for Job Security.
AJS is the only independent, bi-partisan, pro-business issue advocacy organization in America. Established in 1997, AJS promotes issues that strengthen the American economy.
For more information on Americans for Job Security visit our website at www.SaveJobs.org.