Bill Would Stop Private Lawyers Who Help Counties Sue Polluters

Sometimes, private lawyers can receive millions of dollars when they win big lawsuits that are filed on behalf of the government. Later this morning in Austin, a legislative committee is set to consider putting a stop to some of those "contingency fee" arrangements. But some county governments, who use those arrangements to sue companies for polluting the environment, say banning them would have a devastating effect.

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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