Louisiana’s civil justice system continues to be plagued by the same problems as in years past. If the state wants to be removed from the Judicial Hellholes® list once and for all, it must take meaningful steps to address these perennial issues.
Coastal litigation continues to bog down economic growth and there is no end in sight. Additionally, the imbalanced civil justice system has fostered numerous insurance schemes now coming to light and Governor Jon Bel Edwards once again vetoed much needed reform legislation.
The outgoing governor, an attorney with deep ties to the plaintiffs’ bar, was a roadblock for reforms, vetoing several pieces of legislation during his governorship. The ATRF will keep a watchful eye on incoming Governor Jeff Landry to see if there might be an opportunity for the state to improve its civil justice environment.