Melissa Landry News

A balanced courtroom needs a full jury box

By Melissa Landry | May 12, 2015

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Five years after Deepwater, victims still struggle to receive claims

By Melissa Landry | Apr 22, 2015

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Louisiana ranks among America’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes' for fifth year

By Melissa Landry | Dec 16, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Levee breach lawsuit illustrates class action racket

By Melissa Landry | Nov 21, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Judges Gone Wild

By Melissa Landry | Oct 24, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

KILL THE BILL: SB 299 Institutionalizes Abusive Lawsuit Lending Practices

By Melissa Landry | May 19, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse WatchWith just two weeks to go, it is almost closing time at the Louisiana State Capitol.But consumers and state legislators should be very concerned about a proposed law that’s still moving through the process, which would protect out-of-state lawsuit lending companies who prey on citizens when they are most vulnerable. These “loan sharks”

Legislative Preview: A guide to the top legal reforms to watch in 2014

By Melissa Landry | Mar 11, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Support Small Businesses, Stop Lawsuit Abuse

By Melissa Landry | Aug 23, 2013

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Levee Board Lawsuit - the Latest Chapter in Trial Lawyer Greed

By Melissa Landry | Jul 31, 2013

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

The Curious Buddy System Of Louisiana AG Caldwell

By Melissa Landry | May 20, 2013

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Poor legal climate leads to higher auto insurance rates

By Melissa Landry | Mar 21, 2013

Louisiana has once again earned the dubious distinction of having the most expensive auto insurance rates in the country.

Judicial Elections Important: Don't let someone else speak for you on Election Day

By Melissa Landry | Oct 25, 2012

Melissa Landry Elections have consequences, for better or for worse. And while most voters are focusing on the Presidential election this November, there is another political battle brewing that has the potential to dramatically impact the state of Louisiana's legal climate.

Louisiana Can Learn A Lot from Texas About Creating Jobs, Cutting Lawsuits

By Melissa Landry | Oct 2, 2012

Melissa Landry It is no secret that Texas and Louisiana are very different states. They love barbecue. We love gumbo. They are known for big belt buckles. We're known for white shrimp boots. And on Sundays, they root for the Cowboys, while we cheer for the Saints.

Is Louisiana Attorney General's Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers Legal?

By Melissa Landry | Jul 11, 2012

Landry The motivation of any outside legal counsel working on behalf of the state must be in line with the attorney general's sworn duty to protect and serve the people. The taxpayers and citizens of Louisiana deserve nothing less.

HB 477 Seeks to Stop Double Recovery & Windfall Lawyers' Fees in Asbestos Cases

By Melissa Landry | Apr 13, 2012

After more than 40 years of asbestos litigation, most of the companies responsible for asbestos exposure in the workplace have gone out of business. Many would say that's a good thing. They might also argue that the massive trust system that's been set up to collect resources from companies that have gone bankrupt is a good thing. The mission of these bankruptcy trusts- to ensure that asbestos victims

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