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Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says reform of asbestos compensation needed

A Louisiana government watchdog activist said she hopes the U.S. Senate will pass legislation that will crack down on attorneys who siphon off of damage claims for people who suffer from work-related asbestos exposure.

Lawsuit-abuse watchdog group applauds recent House bill

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) has responded well to seeing the United States House of Representatives pass the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, which went through the House as House of Representatives as Bill 985 (HR 985).

US House passes bill to sanction lawyers for allegedly frivolous lawsuits

BATON ROUGE — A new bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would make the lawyers who file allegedly frivolous lawsuits accountable.

Louisiana Rep. Boustany drops lawsuit over prostitution allegations

BATON ROUGE – Fresh off his failed run for a U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Charles Boustany has dropped his defamation suit against a writer who alleged in a book that the Republican congressman was a client of several prostitutes who ended up murdered.

Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Veterans high on Ricky John's mind as he runs for 4th U.S. Congressional District seat

SHREVEPORT – Shreveport attorney and businessman Richard "Ricky" John says he has his mind on veterans and their families as he makes his first bid for public office, the 4th U.S. Congressional District seat.