Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch News

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says state 'at a critical juncture' regarding legal system reforms

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 5, 2019

A group of Louisiana-based business associations recently hosted a luncheon to discuss changes they believe are necessary to improve the legal environment in the state.

Lawsuit abuse an issue that 'should resonate with all Louisianans,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 17, 2019

In a recently published article on the Daily Caller, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Sonnier Venable examined lawsuit abuse which has become out of control in recent years in Louisiana.

Lawsuit not the best way to address climate change, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

The Supreme Court recently allowed a group of young Americans ages 11 to 22 to proceed with their lawsuit alleging the federal government is not taking the necessary actions to combat climate change, a recent posting on nola.com said.

Louisiana's 'judicial hellhole' rating is no surprise, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

The release of an American Tort Reform Foundation report naming Louisiana as the fifth worst judicial hellhole in the U.S. recently prompted Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) to comment on the issue.

VENABLE: Louisiana’s notoriety as a “judicial hellhole” should come as no surprise

By Lana Venable, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Dec 5, 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Louisiana has been named one of the nation’s Judicial Hellholes® by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

Coastal lawsuits moving state in wrong direction, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

Coastal lawsuits filed against the gas and oil industries in Louisiana may not be over despite one of the parish councils involved in the suits, Plaquemines Parish Council, indicated it favored withdrawing from the litigation last month.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch supports intent of Plaquemines Parish vote

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 19, 2018

A recent study released by LLAW showed that Louisiana loses more than 15,000 new jobs and over $1 billion a year due to abuses of the civil justice system.

Group calls evidence, motives into question over LaPlace chemical plant lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 17, 2018

A tort reform group disagrees with a federal judge's decision to allow a lawsuit brought by residents near the LaPlace chemical plant to move forward.

Writer makes case for need to reform 'judicial hellhole'

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 13, 2018

Following several reports on the poor legal climate in Louisiana, the need is increasing to seek out reform options for the flawed tort system that is costing the state $1.1 billion a year and 15,500 jobs.

Excessive litigation costs the state more than $1 billion annually, watchdog groups warn

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 13, 2018

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense have estimated that the cost of excessive litigation in the state tops $1 billion, with 15,500 jobs lost per year.

Suits regarding accidents at truck stop may be case of 'jackpot justice,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

After a series of lawsuits regarding accidents at a Gentilly truck stop, some lawyers are raising questions about the lawsuits, especially given the fact that commercial truck drivers, who are alleged to the be parties at fault in the accidents, are required to carry a $1 million insurance policy.

Tort reforms needed to curb costs, save jobs, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 29, 2018

Louisiana can never be its best self in the face of an over-exuberant civil court system, Lana Venable, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW), recently told the Louisiana Record.

It's time for state to address cost of frivolous litigation, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 25, 2018

Following the recent release of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform's findings concerning the cost of tort litigation across the country, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) is concerned about the burden that these litigations place on families, businesses and individuals in the state.

Most Louisiana residents oppose lawsuit alleging coastal erosion against oil and gas companies

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 24, 2018

Plaquemines Parish government has allowed plaintiff attorneys to file suit on its behalf for coastal erosion against a number of oil, gas and pipeline companies in the state, alleging they have been contributors to coastal erosion, but Louisianans are not necessarily backing the initiative.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch study reveals economic impact of excessive litigation

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 22, 2018

A new Economic Benefits of Tort Reform report released by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch reveals civil court costs deriving from excessive litigation is gravely impacting the state economy.

Lawsuit Abuse in Louisiana: Time to Turn Up the Heat

By Lana Venable, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Sep 10, 2018

Some things never change – it’s been another long, hot summer in Louisiana, and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys continue to pull out all the stops to advance what has become a cottage industry – unfounded lawsuits.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch admonishes 'billboard attorneys'

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) believes meritless lawsuits in the state are hurting businesses and taxpayers.

Attorneys and political cronies - not state or plaintiffs - winners in coastal litigation, critics say

By Karen Kidd | Aug 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE – More than a year after the release of a paper describing the many lawsuits against the energy industry by a "handful of powerful plaintiffs' firms" over coastal erosion, two experts in the field say that so far the winners are the attorneys and political cronies.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director wants wetland damage suits consolidated

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) Executive Director Lana Sonnier Venable said it is a shame that a national panel of federal judges recently rejected a request by oil and gas companies to consolidate several wetland damage lawsuits brought by a half-dozen Louisiana parishes.

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