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March 11th, 2015

Louisiana’s Corrupting ‘Buddy System’ Seemingly Back in Business, Despite Recent Reform

ATRA’s allies at Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch report that, “Despite fierce criticism from lawmakers and legal reform groups in recent years,” state Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has revived his infamous “Buddy System,” continuing “his questionable practice of hiring outside attorneys to pursue litigation on behalf of the state” and giving much of this potentially lucrative business to “law firms and lawyers that have donated tens of thousands of dollars to his political campaign[s]” . . . → Read More: Louisiana’s Corrupting ‘Buddy System’ Seemingly Back in Business, Despite Recent Reform

January 30th, 2014

Louisiana’s ‘Buddy System’ Suffers a Loss: State High Court Overturns $331M Judgment

Louisiana’s Supreme Court this week landed a solid blow against the state’s notorious “Buddy System,” wherein state Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell hires his friends among the personal injury bar to sue deep-pocket corporate defendants on behalf of the state so they can collect big fees and, in turn, generously contribute to his next political campaign. . . . → Read More: Louisiana’s ‘Buddy System’ Suffers a Loss: State High Court Overturns $331M Judgment

June 1st, 2012

Diabetes Drug Maker Fights Pay-to-Play in Once-and-Future Judicial Hellhole

Standing up to Louisiana’s attorney general and his personal injury lawyer pals, the maker of a widely prescribed treatment for Type 2 diabetes yesterday sought to end what it calls an unlawful fee arrangement in connection with the AG’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against it.

GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) makes Avandia, the diabetes drug that Attorney General James . . . → Read More: Diabetes Drug Maker Fights Pay-to-Play in Once-and-Future Judicial Hellhole