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.
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.
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
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.
Louisiana Lawsuit Absue Watch director critical of Terrebonne Parish's fight against coastal oil and gas firms
In an op-ed written by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director Lana Venable and published by Watchdog, Venable calls attention to a plan involving the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
It is no secret that Louisiana is often criticized for its proliferation of trial attorneys who make a profit by pursuing legal battles in which large settlements are attached. A recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch through an op-ed written by Lana Venable, director of LLAW, and published by Watchdog.
Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute president critical of parish's 'heavy-handed' tactics to assess damages against oil and gas firms
Legal observers say Louisiana has long been home to trial attorneys who seek to make a profit by pursuing battles with large settlements attached, and a recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
Terrebonne Parish seeks damage assessments before violations have been confirmed, state oil and gas offical argues
A recent op-ed written by Lana Venable, director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, and published by Watchdog raises concerns about the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ recent appointment of the Terrebonne Parish district attorney to conduct damage assessments that are alleged to come from oil and gas development in the parish.
In a recent op-ed, written by Lana Venable, director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, and published by Watchdog, concerns have been raised about the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ recent appointment of the parish district attorney to conduct damage assessments that are alleged to come from oil and gas development in Terrebonne Parish.
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.
Louisiana residents have for years paid some of the nation's highest auto-insurance rates, a burden the Coalition for Common Sense (CCS) says is the result of the state's rampant culture of litigation.
According to a Fox News report, Louisiana lawmakers plan to address the state's notoriously high auto-insurance rates in the next legislative session.
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.
Louisiana has recently become one of the states with the highest burdens from tort-related taxes. Now, the Pelican State is also among the worst states for sales tax.
A federal judge has postponed a civil trial in a lawsuit that was filed after the plaintiff submitted an affidavit exercising his Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating himself at trial.
A federal judge in New Orleans has decided to postpone a civil trial involving a car accident that allegedly took place between a truck and car and was later flagged as suspicious.
Loyola professor says Bossier Parish Schools settlement concerning religious freedom is 'important and positive step'
A professor and constitutional expert at Loyola University said the settlement by a Louisiana public school district that was promoting religious messages in the classroom is an important step for students of all faiths.
The Louisiana Motor Transport Association is on high alert for auto accidents that might be out of the ordinary, as staged accidents are becoming all-too-common in the state.
Expert says direct action against insurance companies contributes to state's 'judicial hellhole' label
Being repeatedly named "a judicial hellhole," Louisiana has come under extreme scrutiny in recent years due to the lawsuit culture that causes auto insurance companies to face more claims here than in most other states in the U.S., according to The Advocate.
According to a recent article by The Advocate, Louisiana -- which has long been known as "a judicial hellhole" -- is struggling amid a flood of auto insurance lawsuits.