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Pelican Institute: Over-detention cases are latest example of 'Louisiana’s broken criminal justice system'

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 21, 2019

Multiple lawsuits have recently been filed on behalf of individuals being held in Louisiana prisons past their release dates, a practice that costs taxpayers thousands and violates the rights of those inmates who have fulfilled the requirements of their sentences.

Industry officials eye potential for onshore oil and gas drilling with tempered optimism

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 19, 2019

After years of decline for onshore drilling, oil and gas producers are working to boost onshore production of oil, a welcome change in comparison to last year when oil and gas companies were under fire for alleged coastal erosion.

Experts say Louisiana's high insurance rates reflect a culture of litigation

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 18, 2019

Louisiana has the second-highest auto insurance rates in the nation, which many business organizations believe is directly correlated to the litigious environment of the state.

Law professor believes inmates may have a 'pretty strong case' in lawsuit over Hepatitis C prison deaths

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 14, 2019

A series of lawsuits are being filed after claims by several Louisiana prison inmates that severely ill prisoners have died because their Hepatitis C was left untreated.

LABI leads local business groups in discussion about legal reform in Louisiana

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 11, 2019

A coalition of business associations recently gathered to discuss what they believe to be a worsening legal climate in the state of Louisiana

Louisiana business associations seek legal reform

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 10, 2019

The Louisiana Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) was one of several business groups that recently met in an effort to seek reform in Louisiana's legal system

LOGA: 2019 Governor’s Race: And Then There Were Three

By Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association | Dec 18, 2018

Louisiana is a unique state, notable among the others in the nation. We are known for our exquisite Cajun cuisine, a football coach with an often indiscernible southern dialect, and a colorful political climate with seemingly endless elections.

VENABLE: Louisiana’s notoriety as a “judicial hellhole” should come as no surprise

By Lana Venable, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Dec 5, 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Louisiana has been named one of the nation’s Judicial Hellholes® by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says Plaquemines Parish wants jobs, not coastal lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

Following a brutal battle which ended with the Plaquemines Parish choosing to withdraw from a coastal lawsuit against the energy industry, it seems plausible that the lawsuit may be far from over.

Attorney calls extension on health-related lawsuits regarding 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill fair, reasonable

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 26, 2018

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred over eight years ago, but claims of alleged damages from the 2010 incident about 130 miles off the coast of New Orleans have not been forgotten.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says coastal lawsuits are impacting state business climate

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 26, 2018

Following the recent elections, the Plaquemines Parish Council, which at one time appeared to be willing to end its involvement in coastal lawsuits against the state's energy industry, now seems to have even more support for continuing the litigation.

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.

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