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A balanced courtroom needs a full jury box

Melissa Landry May 12, 2015, 6:59am

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Five years after Deepwater, victims still struggle to receive claims

Melissa Landry Apr. 22, 2015, 1:33pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Legal reform needs are in the background for now, as state budget woes dominate the start of the legislative session

Melissa Landry Apr. 17, 2015, 1:44pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Coastal lawsuits aim to grab money, not restore land

Melissa Landry Jan. 20, 2015, 4:17pm

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Louisiana ranks among America’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes' for fifth year

Melissa Landry Dec. 16, 2014, 9:04am

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Levee breach lawsuit illustrates class action racket

Melissa Landry Nov. 21, 2014, 3:49pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Judges Gone Wild

Melissa Landry Oct. 24, 2014, 5:56pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

New evidence released in oil spill settlement debacle leaves another black eye on Louisiana’s legal reputation

Melissa Landry Sep. 8, 2014, 4:52pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

KILL THE BILL: SB 299 Institutionalizes Abusive Lawsuit Lending Practices

Melissa Landry May 19, 2014, 6:32pm

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”

Let the Sunshine In!: Transparency bill will help curb cronyism in the AG’s office

Melissa Landry Apr. 21, 2014, 3:27pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Legislative Preview: A guide to the top legal reforms to watch in 2014

Melissa Landry Mar. 11, 2014, 10:14pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

It’s Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week – Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Melissa Landry Oct. 12, 2013, 10:14am

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Support Small Businesses, Stop Lawsuit Abuse

Melissa Landry Aug. 23, 2013, 4:29pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Levee Board Lawsuit - the Latest Chapter in Trial Lawyer Greed

Melissa Landry Jul. 31, 2013, 3:16pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

The Curious Buddy System Of Louisiana AG Caldwell

Melissa Landry May 20, 2013, 3:36pm

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Poor legal climate leads to higher auto insurance rates

Melissa Landry Mar. 21, 2013, 4:06pm

Louisiana has once again earned the dubious distinction of having the most expensive auto insurance rates in the country.

Judicial Elections Important: Don't let someone else speak for you on Election Day

Melissa Landry Oct. 25, 2012, 8:52am

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.

Louisiana Can Learn A Lot from Texas About Creating Jobs, Cutting Lawsuits

Melissa Landry Oct. 2, 2012, 3:11am

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.

Is Louisiana Attorney General's Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers Legal?

Melissa Landry Jul. 11, 2012, 10:00am

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.

HB 477 Seeks to Stop Double Recovery & Windfall Lawyers' Fees in Asbestos Cases

Melissa Landry Apr. 13, 2012, 7:39am

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