Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse WatchWith just two weeks to go, it is almost closing time at the Louisiana State Capitol.But consumers and state legislators should be very concerned about a proposed law that’s still moving through the process, which would protect out-of-state lawsuit lending companies who prey on citizens when they are most vulnerable. These “loan sharks”
Melissa Landry Elections have consequences, for better or for worse. And while most voters are focusing on the Presidential election this November, there is another political battle brewing that has the potential to dramatically impact the state of Louisiana's legal climate.
Melissa Landry It is no secret that Texas and Louisiana are very different states. They love barbecue. We love gumbo. They are known for big belt buckles. We're known for white shrimp boots. And on Sundays, they root for the Cowboys, while we cheer for the Saints.
Landry The motivation of any outside legal counsel working on behalf of the state must be in line with the attorney general's sworn duty to protect and serve the people. The taxpayers and citizens of Louisiana deserve nothing less.
After more than 40 years of asbestos litigation, most of the companies responsible for asbestos exposure in the workplace have gone out of business. Many would say that's a good thing. They might also argue that the massive trust system that's been set up to collect resources from companies that have gone bankrupt is a good thing. The mission of these bankruptcy trusts- to ensure that asbestos victims