Louisiana's litigious culture is gaining even more national notoriety as the City of New Orleans recently sued a number of major oil and gas companies for allegedly contributing to coastal erosion.
Carrie Bradon News
Legislation intended to help lower Louisiana's notoriously high auto-insurance rates was rejected by a state Senate committee in a 4-1 vote on May 14.
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's lawsuits against oil and gas companies — two major forces in the state's economy — continue to draw national attention as the City of New Orleans alleges the energy industry is to blame for coastal erosion and damages to the wetlands.
A group of African Americans has been allowed to move forward with a lawsuit after they were allegedly rejected from a Louisiana Parish jury.
A recent bill aimed at cutting Louisiana's exorbitant auto-insurance rates was shot down 4-1 by a Senate committee on May 14.
Louisiana legislators recently met with unforeseen pushback in their efforts to bring relief to residents who for a long time have been burdened with some of the highest auto-insurance rates in the U.S.
Pelican Institute says Terrebonne Parish coastal erosion efforts likely to harm oil and gas industry
NEW ORLEANS – A recently published op-ed calls into question the damages that the oil and gas industry may suffer from efforts of some parishes pursuing coastal erosion litigation
GRETNA – A couple is suing Walmart, alleging a woman was caused to slip and fall on a dangerous surface.
GRETNA – A woman is suing a restaurant, alleging she was caused to slip and fall in the bathroom.
GRETNA – A man is suing his mother, alleging that she assaulted him.
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch sees reform on the horizon with bill to modify auto insurance regulations
According to TheAdvocate, a new bill could bring some much-needed reform to the state's auto insurance system.
Following a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in 2018, which alleged that ICE and Homeland Security were issuing blanket denials of parole, 150 individuals took part in a hunger strike at a Louisiana ICE correctional center.
Louisiana is well known for being one of the most expensive states to own a car, due in large part to inflated insurance rates created by the promise of potentially large settlements from even so little as minor fender benders.
Bill would enable victims who settle sexual harassment suits with state officials to discuss their allegations
A new bill is on the table in the Louisiana state legislature that would allow sexual harassment victims who settle with state officials to speak out about their experiences.
For the numerous oil and gas companies with operations in New Orleans, the recent onslaught of coastal erosion lawsuits presents new challenges.
The ACLU of Louisiana filed a lawsuit on April 8 after an environmental activist was arrested, claiming the arrest was a violation of his First Amendment rights.
GRETNA – A man is suing his employer alleging that he was injured when a rope broke and he was caused to fall.
GRETNA – A man is suing a Metarie grocery store that failed to clean up a puddle of water, alleging that it caused him to fall and be injured.
GRETNA – A man is suing an electrical company alleging that workers created a dangerous situation by blocking a pathway.