Recent News About Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
- Attorneys & Judges
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW), a non-partisan watchdog group, says that voters should pay attention to the voting records of lawmakers and see which ones are truly looking out for their best interests.
- Campaigns & Elections
The backlash against Gov. John Bel Edwards for putting the state economy in a bad position thanks to his push toward parishes filing lawsuits against gas and oil companies continues to mount, including ciriticism from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
Lack of judicial reform is failed opportunity for Louisianans to see reduced insurance rates, watchdog says
Amid what one analyst called a Louisiana legal climate that's “near the bottom,” this year’s legislative session represented a disappointment with missed opportunities.
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch sees the upcoming elections in October as an opportunity for meaningful reform.
State lawsuit involving connected attorneys 'not the answer' to opioid crisis, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says
A list of 17 law firms hired to help Louisiana's litigation against opioid manufacturers leads to a question about if it is right for politically connected attorneys to handle lawsuits on the state's behalf.
A large number of lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S. and Louisiana regarding the swelling opioid epidemic.
BENTON – In an article posted on shreveporttimes.com, Robert Mills, who is running for the state Senate in District 36, said lawsuit abuse cost the nation $429 billion, with Louisiana’s portion, $7 billion, making up one of the largest percentages of any state.
According to a report featured by the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Louisianans have been exposed to more than 250,000 ads for litigation-related services in the last half of 2018, a number that the organization believes is too high.
Reform groups have long been cautioning against the woes that are high insurance rates in the state of Louisiana, which is one of the top ten judicial hellholes in the nation.
Rising auto insurance premiums have long been a concern in Louisiana, but fortunately there is some relief coming — slight though it may be — to drivers in the state.
- Attorneys & Judges
Reports of FBI probe involving Supreme Court justice brings call for transparency from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's highest court should consider new rules in light of alleged bias shown by a current justice in a now decades-old custody case that was the subject of an FBI probe, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.
No guarantee awards from coastal lawsuits would be used to protect the coast, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans is seeking to sue several energy companies claiming their operations have damaged the state’s coastline, but numerous groups in the state believe this course of action is not only futile but also dangerous to the health of the state.
With auto insurance rates among the highest in the country, the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch organization expressed frustration that a reform proposal stalled during the recent legislative session.
The state of Louisiana has been battling record-high insurance costs for years, costing both individuals and larger entities dearly; it is not for lack of trying, however, that these insurance costs refuse to come down.
Lana Venable of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch commented on an article in The Advocate which points to trial lawyers and insurers as driving forces in high auto insurance rates - because the two feed one another.
Reform groups in Louisiana have been eager to discuss the outcome of the recent legislative session and the bills that were passed vs. the ones that were killed.
- Hot Topics
As the state of Louisiana faces a number of lawsuits involving local parishes and the energy industry, a potentially pivotal decision has sent one of the cases back to state court.
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch executive director says gubernatorial candidates must address tort reform
As Louisiana’s oil and gas industry deals with a number lawsuits condemning its operations, candidates for governor are seizing every opportunity they have to share their opinions on the condition of business in the state and what changes they want to bring.
- Hot Topics
Amid numerous coastal erosion lawsuits filed by parishes against the oil and gas industry, state Rep. Stuart Bishop, chairman of the Louisiana House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, recently wrote an article posted on DailyComet about the possible negative outcomes of such a lawsuit.
Legislation intended to help lower Louisiana's notoriously high auto-insurance rates was rejected by a state Senate committee in a 4-1 vote on May 14.