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February 15th, 2013

Breaking Bad on the Bayou: Supreme Court and Attorney General Giving Louisiana a Bad Name

Despite ongoing legislative reform efforts, Louisiana seems headed for a Judicial Hellholes ranking this year thanks to a recently horrendous state supreme court decision and a continuing pay-to-play shakedown racket known as the “Buddy System” . . . → Read More: Breaking Bad on the Bayou: Supreme Court and Attorney General Giving Louisiana a Bad Name

June 12th, 2012

Gov. Jindal Signs ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Reform into Law

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today signed into law a compromise “legacy lawsuit” reform package sent to him by the legislature last week . . . → Read More: Gov. Jindal Signs ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Reform into Law

June 8th, 2012

Wall Street Journal Spotlights Need for ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Reform in Louisiana

The Wall Street Journal today editorializes about the economic drag that so-called “legacy lawsuits” have imposed on Louisiana’s economy in recent years while also impeding overall national energy production . . . → Read More: Wall Street Journal Spotlights Need for ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Reform in Louisiana

June 4th, 2012

Much Needed Legacy Lawsuit Reform Headed to Louisiana Governor for Approval

On Thursday, May 28th, the Louisiana House and Senate unanimously passed two partner bills that tackle the contentious legacy lawsuit issue. Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign the legislation this week. . . . → Read More: Much Needed Legacy Lawsuit Reform Headed to Louisiana Governor for Approval

May 18th, 2012

ATRA Questions Jindal’s Ties to Trial Bar

Reacting to recent endorsements of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as a possible vice presidential running-mate for Mitt Romney, ATRA director of communications Darren McKinney suggested, in a Daily Caller column published yesterday, that Jindal’s longstanding ties to the personal injury bar may pose an insurmountable hurdle if the governor wants to pursue politics on the national stage . . . → Read More: ATRA Questions Jindal’s Ties to Trial Bar

May 16th, 2012

The Time is Now for Louisiana Legislators to Take a Stand against Legacy Lawsuit Abuse

The end of the Louisiana state legislative session is fast approaching. Legislators will adjourn on June 4, 2012, and with only a few weeks left in the session, one cannot help but wonder- how much longer before leaders take action to protect the state from costly legacy lawsuit abuse. . . . → Read More: The Time is Now for Louisiana Legislators to Take a Stand against Legacy Lawsuit Abuse

April 20th, 2012

Louisiana Lawmakers Take up ‘Legacy’ Lawsuits, But Gov. Jindal’s Trial Bar Ties May Stymie Reform

Both the energy companies targeted by “legacy” lawsuits and the lawyers and landowners who profit from them believe that Louisiana lawmakers will have to compromise if they’re to craft meaningful reform legislation. But neither side expects much leadership from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). . . . → Read More: Louisiana Lawmakers Take up ‘Legacy’ Lawsuits, But Gov. Jindal’s Trial Bar Ties May Stymie Reform

February 29th, 2012

New Study Boosts Case Against Louisiana’s ‘Legacy’ Lawsuits

A newly released LSU study quantifies the considerable toll that so-called “legacy” lawsuits are taking on Louisiana’s economy generally, and its conventional oil and gas industry in particular . . . → Read More: New Study Boosts Case Against Louisiana’s ‘Legacy’ Lawsuits

February 22nd, 2012

Video Exposes Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana

In its ongoing effort to bring attention to so-called “legacy” lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today offers video of a plaintiffs’ “expert” teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system. . . . → Read More: Video Exposes Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana