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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.
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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, but locals in the parish are overwhelmingly opposed to the lawsuit.
Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense director: Talc verdict indicative of St. Louis' 'judicial hellhole' standing
Jim Harris thinks the nearly $5 billion plaintiff award in the latest Johnson & Johnson asbestos trial says more about the jurisdiction where the verdict was rendered than it does about the strength of the evidence presented by the plaintiffs.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been using a group of trial lawyers to submit legacy lawsuits against oil and gas companies for their alleged role in destroying Louisiana's coastline in order to fill holes in the state's budget with settlement money.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has been quoted as saying he believes lawsuit abuse is one of the biggest reasons auto insurance rates are so high in Louisiana, and at least one attorney agrees with him.