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Free Enterprise Institute touts new auto insurance bill as 'monumental opportunity'

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

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.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch sees reform on the horizon with bill to modify auto insurance regulations

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

According to TheAdvocate, a new bill could bring some much-needed reform to the state's auto insurance system.

ACLU claims ICE and Homeland Security parole denials have 'devastating impact'

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

Following a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in 2018, which alleged that ICE and Homeland Security were issuing blanket denials of parole, 150 individuals took part in a hunger strike at a Louisiana ICE correctional center.

Chamber of Commerce hopes Cornerstone Chemical cyanide plant resolution can be reached

By Gabriel Neves | May 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – One week after having its permit for the expansion of a cyanide plant in Waggaman denied by the Jefferson Parish Council, Cornerstone Chemical is suing the parish.

Bill would enable victims who settle sexual harassment suits with state officials to discuss their allegations

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

A new bill is on the table in the Louisiana state legislature that would allow sexual harassment victims who settle with state officials to speak out about their experiences.

Grow Louisiana fears financial fallout from New Orleans joining coastal erosion lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

For the numerous oil and gas companies with operations in New Orleans, the recent onslaught of coastal erosion lawsuits presents new challenges.

New Orleans' 'clean zones' are constitutionally problematic, Loyola law professor says

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

The ACLU of Louisiana filed a lawsuit on April 8 after an environmental activist was arrested, claiming the arrest was a violation of his First Amendment rights.

Suing oil and gas companies could deter investment in New Orleans festivals

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

As the City of New Orleans levies lawsuits against the oil and gas companies it says are responsible for the state's coastal erosion, multiple industry groups are speaking out about the negative implications of going to war with such massive economic players.

Business and industry leaders fear erosion lawsuits will 'chase the golden goose away'

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

The City of New Orleans is joining six parishes in a lawsuit alleging that the oil and gas industries are to blame for the coastal erosion that is eating away at the state’s coastline.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch supports judge's dismissal of Denka lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Judge Martin Feldman has dismissed a lawsuit petitioning for class-action status, claiming that the allegations were unclear and therefore not worthy of being advanced.

New auto insurance bill earns praise from LLAW

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

The Louisiana House of Representatives recently approved a bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates, in the state known for some of the highest rates in the nation.

Legal watchdog's Venable foresees no winners - other than trial lawyers - in coastal erosion litigation

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

“It is disappointing that city leaders have decided to engage the City of New Orleans in the fray of coastal lawsuits targeting Louisiana’s job-creating energy industry,” Lana Venable, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, said.

Grow Louisiana Coalition lists concerns with coastal lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

Louisiana is familiar with lawsuits – including those condemning the operations of oil and gas companies – and now the City of New Orleans has joined forces with six parishes that are alleging energy companies are to blame for coastal land loss in the state.

Grow Louisiana advocates for collaboration among science and industry

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of many Louisiana parishes that have recently filed suit against the oil and gas companies, alleging that the industry’s operations are to blame for coastal erosion.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch questions motives, impact surrounding oil and gas lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

New Orleans Parish and six other parishes throughout the state have filed a lawsuit against Louisiana's oil and gas companies, alleging that their operations are causing coastal erosion.

Pelican Institute cautions Louisianans about environmental litigation

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of numerous parishes in the state filing lawsuits against the oil and gas companies, alleging that the energy industry’s operations are the leading cause of Louisiana's environmental issues such as coastal erosion.

Blaming energy industry for coastal erosion solves nothing, says LLAW

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of many in the state that has filed a lawsuit against the oil and gas companies, alleging that their operations have been the main contributors to several environmental issues, including the coastal erosion.

LMOGA president speaks out as New Orleans joins coastal lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

Following the seemingly countless threats against the oil and gas industry of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans has joined with six other parishes filing lawsuits against energy companies, listing allegations of coastal land loss.

Pelican Institute's Baehr supports new auto insurance bill

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

While Louisiana is known for being one of the most expensive states in which to own a car, the result of inflated insurance rates due to large settlements from even minor accidents, there is a new bill seeking to bring those rates back down to earth.

LOGA president says City of New Orleans is chasing 'pot of gold' by joining coastal erosion lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

In the wake of numerous threats against the oil and gas industry of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans has come alongside of six parishes that are suing companies for alleged coastal land loss.

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