Texas Governor Rick Perry’s signing of H.B. 274, a tort reform law which forces the losing side to pay for the fees incurred by the winning side, in addition to any damages awarded, is sure to dramatically reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits brought against individuals and businesses in the Lone Star State.   Patrick Gleason, director of state affairs at Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Times, “After Texas was rated as the top state in which to do business for the past seven years by CEO Magazine, it was hard for some to imagine how to make Texas an even more attractive place for employers to create jobs.  Yet, with the passage of loser pays, Mr. Perry has found a way to do just that.”