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Louisiana Senate contingency fee bill heads to the House

Chaisson With a 21-16 vote, the Louisiana Senate passed a controversial bill that would allow the state's attorney general to hire outside counsel via contingency contracts. Yesterday, the bill was read in the House and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure.

BP battle at center of contingency fee debate

Chaisson The ongoing BP oil leak has sparked debate around the state's ability to defend itself in litigation with corporations.

Legislator says Tulane's law clinic practicing barratry

Adley BATON ROUGE - A controversial "law clinic" bill failed in committee late last week, but that won't stop the state legislator who proposed it.