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.
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch News
Lawsuit abuse an issue that 'should resonate with all Louisianans,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says
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.
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.
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.
For the ninth consecutive year, Louisiana has been named one of the nation’s Judicial Hellholes® by the American Tort Reform Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 (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.