Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch News

Louisiana Lawsuit Absue Watch director critical of Terrebonne Parish's fight against coastal oil and gas firms

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 15, 2019

In an op-ed written by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director Lana Venable and published by Watchdog, Venable calls attention to a plan involving the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Attorneys will be only winners in lawsuits targeting energy industry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 13, 2019

Lawsuits that target the energy industry and allege environmental damage from production activities decades ago are a growing problem in Louisiana, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says on its website.

Billboards mocking attorneys could help Rispone, says LLAW

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 9, 2019

A gubernatorial candidate's billboards that take a jab at plaintiff attorneys has potential to resonate with voters who are sick of Louisiana's litigious culture, according to the head of a special-interest group trying to rid the state of lawsuit abuse.

LLAW, LABI seek to improve state's judicial system for businesses

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

As part of its efforts to push for reforms to the Louisiana judicial system that would make it more supportive of the business community, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is reintroducing judicial ratings, seeking more pro-business judges in the area, according to TruthOut.org.

Letter to the editor: Dangerous precedent being set by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

By Lana Venable, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Mar 25, 2019

Recent developments in Terrebonne Parish should be alarming to all Louisiana citizens – especially those along the bayou whose local rights are being overstepped by overzealous trial attorneys and state government overreach.

Federal judge postpones trial in semi-truck accident that defendant has claimed was staged

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2019

A federal judge in New Orleans has decided to postpone a civil trial involving a car accident that allegedly took place between a truck and car and was later flagged as suspicious.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says opportunistic lawsuits may drive trucking companies out of state

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association is on the alert for car accidents that might fake as staged accidents are becoming increasingly common in the state.

Expert says direct action against insurance companies contributes to state's 'judicial hellhole' label

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 18, 2019

Being repeatedly named "a judicial hellhole," Louisiana has come under extreme scrutiny in recent years due to the lawsuit culture that causes auto insurance companies to face more claims here than in most other states in the U.S., according to The Advocate.

LLAW blames 'jackpot justice' for high car insurance rates

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

According to Fox News, lawmakers in Louisiana are likely to address the topic of auto insurance rates in the upcoming legislative session, as the state now has the highest rates in the U.S.

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.

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