Carrie Bradon News

New Orleans lawsuit puts 'politics ahead of hardworking citizens' best interests,' Pelican Institute says

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 18, 2019

The City of New Orleans filed a lawsuit against several oil and gas companies alleging their operations are harming the environment, but this action by the city may result in undesirable consequences, given the massive role the industry plays in the city.

Pelican Institute opposes legal action targeting perceived impact of coastal erosion

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has joined six parishes that have filed a lawsuit alleging that oil and gas companies in Louisiana are contributing to coastal erosion, but drawing the opposition of a public policy group.

Louisiana Lawsuit Absue Watch director critical of Terrebonne Parish's fight against coastal oil and gas firms

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 15, 2019

In an op-ed written by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director Lana Venable and published by Watchdog, Venable calls attention to a plan involving the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Pelican Institute CEO condemns Terrebone Parish efforts to disrupt oil and gas operations

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 10, 2019

It is no secret that Louisiana is often criticized for its proliferation of trial attorneys who make a profit by pursuing legal battles in which large settlements are attached. A recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch through an op-ed written by Lana Venable, director of LLAW, and published by Watchdog.

State attorney general appeals dismissal of coastal erosion lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 10, 2019

According to City Business, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway’s repeated widening is cutting away at Louisiana’s land — particularly that of Vermillion Parish — and is contributing to coastal erosion.

Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute president critical of parish's 'heavy-handed' tactics to assess damages against oil and gas firms

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 10, 2019

Legal observers say Louisiana has long been home to trial attorneys who seek to make a profit by pursuing battles with large settlements attached, and a recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.

Terrebonne Parish seeks damage assessments before violations have been confirmed, state oil and gas offical argues

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 8, 2019

A recent op-ed written by Lana Venable, director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, and published by Watchdog raises concerns about the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ recent appointment of the Terrebonne Parish district attorney to conduct damage assessments that are alleged to come from oil and gas development in the parish.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association reaffirms its commitment to protecting state's natural resources

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 7, 2019

In a recent op-ed, written by Lana Venable, director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, and published by Watchdog, concerns have been raised about the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ recent appointment of the parish district attorney to conduct damage assessments that are alleged to come from oil and gas development in Terrebonne Parish.

LFEI pushes for more transparency in judicial elections

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 29, 2019

Louisiana business interest groups are seeking more transparency when it comes to the selection of judges, citing the state's history of challenges related to trials and litigation, many of which they believe are caused by trial lawyers’ influence in judicial elections.

Discover Bank is seeking more than $3,700 on open account

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 29, 2019

GRETNA –Discover claims that they are owed more than $3,000 in sums due on an open account.

CCS claims state's litigious culture drives insurance rates

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

Louisiana residents have for years paid some of the nation's highest auto-insurance rates, a burden the Coalition for Common Sense (CCS) says is the result of the state's rampant culture of litigation.

Capital One seeks $2,100 on an allegedly open account

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

GRETNA – Capital One Bank is seeking more than $2,000 it alleges a man owes on an open account.

LABI seeks reform to address state's auto-insurance crisis

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

According to a Fox News report, Louisiana lawmakers plan to address the state's notoriously high auto-insurance rates in the next legislative session.

Discover Bank alleges that woman owes $2,200 on her account

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

GRETNA – Discover Bank alleges that it is owed more than $2,000 in sums due on a woman's open account.

LABI program of judicial review 'is a call to engage'

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 27, 2019

The state's business community is eager to implement judicial-review measures following a summit hosted by Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) and other special-interest groups.

Discover Bank alleges a customer owes over $4,200

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 27, 2019

GRETNA – Discover Bank is seeking more than $4,200 in sums due.

Home Bank files legal action seeking over $18,000

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $18,000 from an electrical company.

Finance company seeks over $125,000 on an open account

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

GRETNA – A financial company claims it is owed more than $125,000 in sums due.

LLAW, LABI seek to improve state's judicial system for businesses

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

As part of its efforts to push for reforms to the Louisiana judicial system that would make it more supportive of the business community, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is reintroducing judicial ratings, seeking more pro-business judges in the area, according to TruthOut.org.

Pelican Institute says state sales tax structure discourages job creation, limits opportunity

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

Louisiana has recently become one of the states with the highest burdens from tort-related taxes. Now, the Pelican State is also among the worst states for sales tax.

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