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Environmental compliance will drive coastal lawsuits, professor says

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

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.

Legal reform group laments missed opportunity as senate committee shelves auto insurance bill

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

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.

LMOGA suggests coastal lawsuits may set state back more than moving it forward

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

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.

Professor thinks case of juror discrimination may break new ground

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

A group of African Americans has been allowed to move forward with a lawsuit after they were allegedly rejected from a Louisiana Parish jury.

Pelican Institute CEO laments lawmakers' 'neglected opportunity'

By Carrie Bradon | May 24, 2019

A recent bill aimed at cutting Louisiana's exorbitant auto-insurance rates was shot down 4-1 by a Senate committee on May 14.

'No relief' for auto-insurance holders, LFEI says, as auto insurance rate bill fails

By Carrie Bradon | May 24, 2019

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

By Carrie Bradon | May 21, 2019

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

Walmart is named in couple's slip and fall lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

GRETNA – A couple is suing Walmart, alleging a woman was caused to slip and fall on a dangerous surface.

Patron claims she slipped and fell in bathroom of New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing a restaurant, alleging she was caused to slip and fall in the bathroom.

Man claims his mother assaulted him while he was visiting his hospitalized father

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

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

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

According to TheAdvocate, a new bill could bring some much-needed reform to the state's auto insurance system.

ACLU claims ICE and Homeland Security parole denials have 'devastating impact'

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

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.

Free Enterprise Institute touts new auto insurance bill as 'monumental opportunity'

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

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

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

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.

Grow Louisiana fears financial fallout from New Orleans joining coastal erosion lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

For the numerous oil and gas companies with operations in New Orleans, the recent onslaught of coastal erosion lawsuits presents new challenges.

New Orleans' 'clean zones' are constitutionally problematic, Loyola law professor says

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

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.

Man alleges in suit that employer's negligence caused his injuries

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing his employer alleging that he was injured when a rope broke and he was caused to fall.

Grocery store is subject of lawsuit after alleged slip and fall

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

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.

Man sues businesses after allegedly falling over metal debris

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing an electrical company alleging that workers created a dangerous situation by blocking a pathway.

Man sues contractor for allegedly causing damage to his home

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing a construction contractor for negligence and failure in workmanlike performance.

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