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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

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