Total contributions to Texas Supreme Court Justices over an 11-year period from the nine law firms.
Chance of winning your case before the Texas Supreme Court if you're a billion dollar client represented by one of the nine law firms.
Chance of winning your case before the Texas Supreme Court if you are a regular Texas citizen not represented by one of the nine law firms.
Number of years Texas has been in the spotlight for having an unfair Justice System that favors big money and big business.
Number of states in the U.S. to elect State Supreme Court Justices in partisan elections rather than appointing them on a merit-based system.
Information compiled through research of donations made from 2006 to 2016 and petitions for review filed from 2006 to 2015.
15-year-old Joab Camacho was killed when a Whirlpool dryer in his family's home caught fire in the early morning hours while the family slept. The young boy was trapped in his bedroom and unable to escape the smoke and flames.
A trial court awarded Joab's family $10 million.
An appeals court upheld the verdict.
The Texas Supreme Court reversed the lower court's verdict and the Camachos received nothing.
Amount donated to Texas Supreme Court Justices by Whirlpool's lawyers during Whirlpool v. Camacho:
Talmadge Waldrip was severely injured when a U-Haul truck he rented rolled over him after the parking brake failed. Waldrip's pelvis was crushed, leaving him unable to walk. His injuries kept him virtually bedridden until his death.
A trial court awarded Talmadge's family $84 million.
An appeals court remitted the award to $43 million.
The Texas Supreme Court reversed the case and the Waldrips received nothing.
Amount donated to Texas Supreme Court Justices by U-Haul's lawyers during U-Haul v. Waldrip: