OUR GOAL at The Louisiana Record is to cover the state’s legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.
The Record will focus upon civil actions in our courts.
Torts- as they’re known– are too often ignored by the prevailing media,
yet their progress has a profound impact on the people of our state.
We aim to protect the public’s interest by reporting on Louisiana’s civil justice system thoroughly and vigorously.
To be sure, whether one agrees or disagrees with the happenings at
our courthouses, no one should believe that what happens at them is the
norm. This year, Louisiana’s courts were ranked among the most unfair in
the nation, according to a survey (Harris Interactive) of top corporate
lawyers and business executives.
Many accomplished local plaintiffs’ attorneys and erstwhile activists
would argue that, in fact, they are the great leaders of their time,
holding that Louisiana has it right and everyone else has it wrong.
On the flipside, many who drive this country’s economic engine– small
businessmen, medical professionals and corporate executives– argue the
opposite. They hold that plaintiffs’ attorneys use frivolous lawsuits to
game the system and pillage private property. If every state were like
ours, they say, America would be out of business.
At The Louisiana Record, we hope to provide an objective
view of the playing field as well as an active forum for both sides of
the argument so that all of us can decide for ourselves.
To that end, we need your help. If you have an opinion, please let us
hear it. Don’t hesitate to send us your story ideas, press releases,
letters to the editor or guest columns. We will run them.
You can find our other Web sites at madisonrecord.com, cookcountyrecord.com, legalnewsline.com, setexasrecord.com, wvrecord.com & pennrecord.com
The Louisiana Record is owned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.