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Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Louisiana AG sues GSK, says it ‘schemed’ to stop generic versions of Flonase

Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell

BP plaintiffs lawyers once represented Scruggs


Lawyer for plaintiffs in BP case known as a Renaissance man in legal community


Justice Johnson sues to block debate, vote over chief justice position

Johnson Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson, in a lawsuit filed last week, argues she is next in line for the job of chief justice.

Report: Drug maker suing La. AG over outside counsel hiring

Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell over his hiring of private attorneys in a case against the company.

Miss. Speaker candidate baffled at AG Hood's re-election

Gunn JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi's Republican candidate for House speaker says he can't figure out why voters re-elected state Attorney General Jim Hood to a third term.

House hearing: Louisiana's business growth stunted by asbestos lawsuits

Brickman Michael Carter, a small business owner in Louisiana, says a corner in his office is, literally, stacked high with asbestos lawsuits.

Alabama governor says fees for AG King's attorneys in BP suit not ideal

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The war of words between Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and state Attorney General Troy King continues, with Riley now responding to King's comments made last week regarding BP's rejection of the state's claim for tax losses resulting from the Gulf oil spill.