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Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week—A Time to Reflect on Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

Melissa Landry, Lawsuit Abuse Watch Oct. 13, 2017, 10:32pm

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Opinion: Deep pocket justice serves lawyers, not Louisiana

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Aug. 2, 2017, 12:52pm

Deep pocket justice. That seems to be the flawed philosophy behind the ongoing legal attack that some politicians and personal injury attorneys are waging against Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.

When trial lawyers fight over legal ads, we all lose

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Jul. 28, 2017, 11:30am

In a story that raises serious questions about the decline of the legal profession and the need to better regulate legal advertising, two Louisiana trial lawyers are fighting it out in court over the right to use the word “guarantee” in their TV commercials.

OPINION: U.S. Senate Should Pass the FACT Act to Help Protect Americans

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch May 18, 2017, 8:09pm

It is no secret that frivolous litigation filings have skyrocketed in recent years. As more and more personal injury lawyers seek to use and abuse our legal system, Americans have grown tired of paying the costs and have begun calling for reform. Fortunately, Congress is listening.

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association May 4, 2017, 1:07pm

It has been over one hundred days since Trump took office and in that time, we have seen the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline projects jump started, many regulations from the Obama-era rolled back, as well as a rejuvenation of leasing programs and streamlining processes for permitting on federal land and water.

LOGA And LMOGA Applaud Court of Appeals’ Decision to Affirm the Dismissal of Coastal Lawsuit

Editorial to the Louisiana Record Apr. 13, 2017, 12:21pm

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) released the following statements upon receiving notification that the United States Fifth District Court of Appeals denied the plaintiffs' petition for a re-hearing of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) lawsuit against oil and gas companies alleging damages to coastal land.

One Step Forward

Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Mar. 9, 2017, 2:34pm

A billowing sigh of relief was heard from oil and gas companies all across Louisiana, and with that sigh, came a little boost of confidence.

Groundhog Day: Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Gifford Briggs, Acting-President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Feb. 23, 2017, 11:56pm

Well, it's a new year here in Louisiana, but not much has changed. A new year means another budget deficit, which means yet another legislative rumpus over who and or what will foot the bill.

Often misleading and sometimes dangerous, lawyer ads should be regulated

Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Feb. 15, 2017, 11:30am

It is impossible to avoid them. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded by aggressive legal advertising. From car wrecks to class actions, solicitations from personal injury law firms dominate our local TV airwaves — not to mention what fills the radio and is plastered on billboards and bus exteriors.

Roadblocks won’t stop us

Gifford Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Nov. 3, 2016, 8:38am

Low prices, legal challenges and OPEC.

Sue or Get Out of the Way

Stephen Waguespack, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Sep. 27, 2016, 10:04am

On September 21, 2016, a letter was signed and sent by Governor John Bel Edwards to multiple coastal parishes in the state of Louisiana to “encourage” them to sue oil and gas companies in their parishes, as well as those that previously operated in the area. 

A Clear Message: Extortion

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Jul. 29, 2016, 12:43pm

This past Thursday the District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, Keith Stutes, announced the filing of litigation against 49 oil and gas defendants on behalf of Vermilion Parish.

Briggs: Commissioner’s Authority Upheld

Don Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Jul. 4, 2016, 9:36pm

So many times our companies walk into the courtroom and look at the next few years fly by as they spend their time in painfully draining litigation.

Coastal litigation unnecessary, “sue-and-settle” tactics inappropriate

Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association May 31, 2016, 2:25pm

Lawsuits certainly have a way of getting everyone’s attention, especially here in Louisiana.