The Texas Supreme Court has proposed new rules that would implement the “loser-pays” provisions included in tort reform measures adopted in 2011 by the state legislature. Titled “Rules for Dismissals and Expedited Actions,” the proposed rules would, among other matters, (i) allow defendants to file motions to dismiss “baseless causes of action,” (ii) require more accurate definition of what monetary relief is sought by a litigant, and (iii) impose a mandatory expedited process on lawsuits seeking less than $100,000 in damages. Public comment on the proposal is requested by February 1, 2013.