Louisiana’s long-serving Republican insurance commissioner is being faced with a challenger for the upcoming primary election in the Fall. Jim Donelon is being challenged by Tim Temple for the October 12 statewide election. Temple is a republican from the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana.
The director of civil justice, energy and environmental quality for the state's largest lobbying organization, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said more work needs to be done to increase transparency and accountability in the state's judiciary.
Three government watchdog groups have launched an organization calling for election-year candidates – particularly those running for governor – to focus on education, state finances, criminal justice/public safety and transportation/infrastructure.
Will this fall's state legislature election be a turning point for tort reform in Louisiana? That's a question legal observers are asking after a session in which no new bills addressing auto insurance lawsuits, attorney advertising or other legal reforms advanced.
BENTON – In an article posted on shreveporttimes.com, Robert Mills, who is running for the state Senate in District 36, said lawsuit abuse cost the nation $429 billion, with Louisiana’s portion, $7 billion, making up one of the largest percentages of any state.
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.
With many companies within Louisiana’s oil and gas industry facing lawsuits condemning their operations, hopefuls for the position of governor are taking every opportunity they can to voice their opinions on the condition of business in the state.
For Louisiana, the gas and oil industry is one of the state's biggest, providing thousands of jobs to residents. But as lawsuits have stacked up against the industry, candidates for the position of governor are making their stance clear when it comes to this job provider.
As Louisiana’s oil and gas industry deals with a number lawsuits condemning its operations, candidates for governor are seizing every opportunity they have to share their opinions on the condition of business in the state and what changes they want to bring.
Some civil justice reform legislation has already been filed this year in the Louisiana legislature, but a state tort reform advocate believes it will be a difficult task seeing it through to the finish line in 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.
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.
The state's business community is eager to implement judicial-review measures following a summit hosted by Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) and other special-interest groups.
The candidate challenging District 5 Jefferson Parish School Board Member Cedric Floyd in the upcoming runoff election has asked a Jefferson Parish court to make the incumbent stop making "misleading and/or defamatory" campaign statements about him.
Some things never change – it’s been another long, hot summer in Louisiana, and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys continue to pull out all the stops to advance what has become a cottage industry – unfounded lawsuits.