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Eminent domain laws at heart of suit challenging Bayou Bridge Pipeline, law professor says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 19, 2018

The Center for Constitutional Rights is suing the owners of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in the Atchafalaya Basin claiming that Energy Transfer Partners violated constitutional law by using the land without consent from the landowners.

Plaquemines Parish councilmember says he backed coastal lawsuits based on information from lawyers

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 19, 2018

The Plaquemines Parish Council's vote to withdraw from a set of coastal lawsuits against the oil and gas companies fell one vote shy of passage, a result that pleased Councilman John Barthelemy from District 1.

Coastal lawsuits have economic consequences, Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 19, 2018

The Plaquemines Parish Council's recent vote on whether to withdraw from a series of coastal lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industries did not garner enough votes to bow out of the lawsuits, but it did send a message regarding the suits.

Tort reform needed to 'send a message,' Coalition for Common Sense says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 14, 2018

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.

Growing list of tort reform proponents should speak volumes, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 13, 2018

With Louisiana's legal climate having been dubbed a "judicial hellhole" by the American Tort Reform Association, groups and individuals alike are calling for reform of the judicial system that has cost the state $1.1 billion a year.

Plaquemines Parish Council did not heed voters regarding coastal lawsuits Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 13, 2018

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.

Writer makes case for need to reform 'judicial hellhole'

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 13, 2018

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.

Plaquemines Parish Council member stands by decision to push for withdrawing from coastal lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 12, 2018

The Plaquemines Parish Council, prodded by Council Member Irvin Juneau, recently voted on whether to withdraw from coastal lawsuits against the oil and gas industry.

St. Martinville police chief says officer found guilty of using excessive force gives all cops a bad image

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 12, 2018

St. Martinville Police Chief Ricky Martin recently weighed in about a case in which a former officer who was found guilty of abusing his police powers.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association praises Plaquemines Parish Council for attempt to withdraw from coastal lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 8, 2018

After the Plaquemines Parish Council voted 4-3 on a measure to withdraw from a coastal lawsuit that threatens the oil and gas industry, Gifford Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) published a response to the vote titled "Changing the Trajectory."

Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense sees likelihood of questionable lawsuits fueling rise in insurance rates

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 7, 2018

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.

Truck stop lawsuits may hint at a crisis in the commercial auto insurance market, LABI says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 6, 2018

A number of lawsuits have been filed for traffic accidents that allegedly took place at a Gentilly truck stop, leading some lawyers to become suspicious about the suits and raising the possibility that Louisiana residents, who already pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the country, may be made to pay even more, a posting on wdsu.com said.

Suits regarding accidents at truck stop may be case of 'jackpot justice,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

After a series of lawsuits regarding accidents at a Gentilly truck stop, some lawyers are raising questions about the lawsuits, especially given the fact that commercial truck drivers, who are alleged to the be parties at fault in the accidents, are required to carry a $1 million insurance policy.

Jails owe inmates 'special duty of care,' attorney says regarding negligence suit against Assumption Parish

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

A lawsuit filed by the mother of a man who died in the Assumption Parish Detention Center in February alleges the sheriff's staff neglected to give her son, Edward Murphy, his heart medication.

LOGA: Changing The Trajectory

By Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association | Nov 2, 2018

The Plaquemines Parish Council recently voted 4-3 in favor of withdrawing from a set of coastal lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies operating in the parish.

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