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Opinion: Deep pocket justice serves lawyers, not Louisiana

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Aug. 2, 2017, 12:52pm

Deep pocket justice. That seems to be the flawed philosophy behind the ongoing legal attack that some politicians and personal injury attorneys are waging against Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.

When trial lawyers fight over legal ads, we all lose

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Jul. 28, 2017, 11:30am

In a story that raises serious questions about the decline of the legal profession and the need to better regulate legal advertising, two Louisiana trial lawyers are fighting it out in court over the right to use the word “guarantee” in their TV commercials.

Louisiana needs jobs, not more taxes and lawsuits

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch May 25, 2017, 12:20pm

Today Louisianans are facing a risk that threatens our economy and perhaps even our way of life: more job-killing taxes and lawsuits.

OPINION: U.S. Senate Should Pass the FACT Act to Help Protect Americans

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch May 18, 2017, 8:09pm

It is no secret that frivolous litigation filings have skyrocketed in recent years. As more and more personal injury lawyers seek to use and abuse our legal system, Americans have grown tired of paying the costs and have begun calling for reform. Fortunately, Congress is listening.

Often misleading and sometimes dangerous, lawyer ads should be regulated

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Feb. 15, 2017, 11:30am

It is impossible to avoid them. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded by aggressive legal advertising. From car wrecks to class actions, solicitations from personal injury law firms dominate our local TV airwaves — not to mention what fills the radio and is plastered on billboards and bus exteriors.

EDITORIAL: AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the “Buddy System”

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Mar. 22, 2016, 9:06am

Less than two months after taking office, Attorney General Jeff Landry is wasting no time declaring that there is a new sheriff in town.