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The Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense looks to new leadership this fall to advance civil justice reform.
BATON ROUGE – Though an attempt to introduce reforms to the way auto-insurance disputes are litigated in Louisiana recently failed in the state Senate, supporters who claim the measure will lower rates for motorists are suggesting they will try again.
Louisiana residents have for years paid some of the nation's highest auto-insurance rates, a burden the Coalition for Common Sense (CCS) says is the result of the state's rampant culture of litigation.
The Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense, Grow Louisiana Coalition and Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse recently sponsored a luncheon during which the worsening legal climate in the state of Louisiana was discussed.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed a group of young Americans to proceed with their lawsuit claiming the federal government has failed to take what they believe to be necessary action to prevent climate control, a posting on nola.com said.
Following several reports citing the poor legal climate of Louisiana, experts on the issue are speaking out on the fact that the state has been branded a "judicial hellhole" and rated the eighth worst in the nation because of frivolous lawsuits and excessive judgments.
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Plaquemines Parish Council did not heed voters regarding coastal lawsuits Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense says
The Plaquemines Parish Council recently voted on whether to withdraw from a series of coastal lawsuits against the gas and oil industries, an issue that has left leaders and organizations at odds, with some groups pushing for additional litigation against the energy industries and others committing to fight until the lawsuits stop altogether.
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 Coalition for Common Sense sees likelihood of questionable lawsuits fueling rise in insurance rates
Recent lawsuits filed against truck drivers regarding incidents that allegedly occurred at the same Gentilly truck stop are raising questions about the legitimacy of the lawsuits and eliciting comments from several groups and organizations, including the Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense.
Louisiana has lost more than $2 billion due to excessive litigation, according to a new report, and a civil justice reform lobby group says the situation is leading to job losses and unpredictability for the state's consumers and businesses.