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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.

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

LOGA: From Edwards to Edwards

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Jan 25, 2018

As I now start the process of transitioning from my role as President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and into my new position as President Emeritus, I have taken the time to reflect on my years serving the oil and gas industry.

LOGA’s Resolutions for a Prosperous Louisiana

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Dec 28, 2017

The Christmas season has come and gone, and now we are headed into the final stretch of the holiday season. The New Year has become synonyms with the sounds of champagne bottles popping, fireworks, the ball drop in Time Square, and New Year’s resolutions.

The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Dec 14, 2017

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – this 1966 Spaghetti Western is a staple in the career of Clint Eastwood and in the heart of many young men growing up in the late 60s.

Changing Headlines

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Association | Dec 1, 2017

It is not uncommon to hear people all across Louisiana talking about the Permian Basin and for a good reason. The west Texas formation saw its first commercial oil well completed in 1921, and since then, the basin continues to be a predominant supplier of United States oil and gas. Some even say that an oil and gas recovery begins and ends in this portion of West Texas.

FACT Act will help protect Americans and stop lawsuit abuse

By Melissa Landry, Executive Director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Nov 8, 2017

Today, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy [R-LA], will spend part of his day at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “The Impact of Lawsuit Abuse on American Small Businesses and Job Creators.”

The Fight Goes On

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Nov 3, 2017

On the morning of October 30th, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry woke up to promising news amongst the headlines of low rig counts and low global commodity pricing. The United State Supreme Court denied hearing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) appeal of the lower courts ruling.

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