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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.

State business and industry leader says high litigation costs hurt Louisiana families

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 31, 2018

The director of civil justice for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is concerned about the high cost of litigation and what it means to those living in the state.

Report shows how hard tort costs are hitting residents' wallets, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 30, 2018

The tort system in the United States cost $429 billion in 2016 with the tort system costs in Louisiana alone totaling $7 billion, according to a study recently published by the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).

Tort reforms needed to curb costs, save jobs, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 29, 2018

Louisiana can never be its best self in the face of an over-exuberant civil court system, Lana Venable, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW), recently told the Louisiana Record.

Leader of state oil and gas association laments costs of excessive litigation

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 29, 2018

The president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) is fearful of what the costs and lost jobs stemming from excessive litigation mean for the state's economy.

Most Louisiana residents oppose lawsuit alleging coastal erosion against oil and gas companies

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 24, 2018

Plaquemines Parish government has allowed plaintiff attorneys to file suit on its behalf for coastal erosion against a number of oil, gas and pipeline companies in the state, alleging they have been contributors to coastal erosion, but Louisianans are not necessarily backing the initiative.

Plaquemines Parish stands in defense of oil and gas companies

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 22, 2018

Plaquemines Parish government has allowed plaintiff attorneys to file suit on its behalf for coastal erosion against a number of oil, gas and pipeline companies, but locals in the parish are overwhelmingly opposed to the lawsuit.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch study reveals economic impact of excessive litigation

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 22, 2018

A new Economic Benefits of Tort Reform report released by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch reveals civil court costs deriving from excessive litigation is gravely impacting the state economy.

Lawsuit Abuse in Louisiana: Time to Turn Up the Heat

By Lana Venable, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Sep 10, 2018

Some things never change – it’s been another long, hot summer in Louisiana, and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys continue to pull out all the stops to advance what has become a cottage industry – unfounded lawsuits.

Elections: What’s at Stake

By Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association | Aug 15, 2018

If there ever were a time in U.S. history when the phrase “elections have consequences” would be most accurate, now would be that time. The contrast between the past and current United States President could not be more different. Under President Obama, we experienced moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, endless regulations and negative rhetoric.

CARTOON: Fine print

By Jonny Hawkins | Aug 8, 2018

Since 1986, over 43,000 of Jonny Hawkins' cartoons have been printed in Forbes, The Federal Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Texas Lawyer, San Antonio Lawyer, Texas Bar Journal and in over 900 other publications.

BRIGGS: Optimism in the Chalk

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Feb 22, 2018

Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy a key vote on lawsuit reform bill

By Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Feb 16, 2018

It is no secret that frivolous litigation has skyrocketed in recent years. As more and more personal injury trial lawyers seek to use and abuse our legal system for their own personal gain, lawsuit filings have gone through the roof.

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