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In a push to bring much-needed insurance reform to Louisiana, state Rep. Kirk Talbot is sponsoring House Bill 372, which would bring numerous changes to how courts handle car accident cases and presumably lower auto insurance rates.
Louisiana legislators recently met with unforeseen pushback in their efforts to bring relief to residents who for a long time have been burdened with some of the highest auto-insurance rates in the U.S.
Louisiana is well known for being one of the most expensive states to own a car, due in large part to inflated insurance rates created by the promise of potentially large settlements from even so little as minor fender benders.
The Louisiana House of Representatives recently approved a bill which many business interest groups hope will bring lower auto insurance rates to the Pelican State.
The City of New Orleans has joined six other parishes alleging that energy companies are to blame for the state's coastal erosion. According to The Advocate, a lawsuit was filed in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute says coastal erosion suits may be more about payouts than protecting environment
Orleans Parish is among the parishes that have filed lawsuits against the oil and gas companies in the state alleging their operations are causing damage to wetlands and coastal erosion; but these allegations might be losing ground to stand on.
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Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute president critical of parish's 'heavy-handed' tactics to assess damages against oil and gas firms
Legal observers say Louisiana has long been home to trial attorneys who seek to make a profit by pursuing battles with large settlements attached, and a recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
Louisiana business interest groups are seeking more transparency when it comes to the selection of judges, citing the state's history of challenges related to trials and litigation, many of which they believe are caused by trial lawyers’ influence in judicial elections.
In a recent article published in The Daily Caller, Lana Sonnier Venable of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) examined the legal climate in Louisiana and commented on what she believes to be a cry for reform
A small group of trial lawyers cannot be allowed to ruin Louisiana's future, says the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, after a survey showed that a majority of voters in Plaquemines Parish are opposed to lawsuits being filed against the industry.