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The general counsel for the Pelican Institute for Public Policy believes the issue of state court vs. federal court should take a back seat to the holistic damage coastal litigation cases are inflicting on the state’s fragile business climate.
Following a string of lawsuits filed against the energy industry, business groups are concerned about the toll that pursuing litigation against major job providers may have on the state. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, however, is determined to seek out relief for purported damages.
For years, Louisiana has been fighting record-high auto insurance rates that has led to lost opportunities and has negatively impacted consumers
NEW ORLEANS – Failure to pass legislation that would have reformed auto insurance rates in Louisiana - which are among the highest in the country - is frustrating to a policy organization that had advocated for reform.
Numerous policy and pro-business groups in Louisiana have been working hard to raise awareness about the reasons behind high insurance rates in the state; Pelican Institute for Public Policy is hopeful that meaningful reform will come sooner rather than later.
Pelican Institute says governor's office is just one area where Louisiana needs leadership and vision
The gas and oil industry is one of the biggest job providers in Louisiana, bringing thousands of jobs to residents; however, the lawsuits the industry is facing from various state parishes and cities has become a topic that gubernatorial candidates are using as a powerful talking point.
In a push to bring much-needed reform to Louisiana, state Rep. Kirk Talbot is sponsoring House Bill 372, which will change how courts handle car accident cases in an effort to subsequently lower auto insurance rates.
Pelican Institute official says litigation attack on oil and gas industry inevitably hurts working families
Following a series of coastal lawsuits that have been filed against the oil and gas industry, a sizable number of individuals and business interest groups have begun to speak out against what they believe to be unfair blame being placed on a single industry, when the situation is much more complicated.
Pelican Institute says Terrebonne Parish coastal erosion efforts likely to harm oil and gas industry
NEW ORLEANS – A recently published op-ed calls into question the damages that the oil and gas industry may suffer from efforts of some parishes pursuing coastal erosion litigation