April 11, 2012
American Lawyer: Litigation Daily | April 11, 2012
What may be the largest court judgment against an insurer to spiral out of Hurricane Katrina has survived its latest trip to the Louisiana Supreme Court. But the insurer is still vowing to fight the award with a bid by Theodore Olsen of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to get the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
April 10, 2012
Associated Press | April 10, 2012
The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down another attempt by the state's property insurer of last resort to avoid paying more than $100 million for late adjustment of hurricane damage claims in 2005.
April 9, 2012
Legal Newsline | April 9, 2012
A joint statement has been released by a trio of energy and industry associations detailing their plans to push ahead with "legacy lawsuit" reform legislation despite opposition from landowners.
April 3, 2012
Times-Picayune | April 3, 2012
Handing the business lobby a rare defeat, a Louisiana House committee Monday declined to lower the threshold in certain civil cases that would allow litigants to request a jury trial. Louisiana has, by far, the nation's highest threshold at $50,000, meaning causes of action for anything less are decided by a judge.
Legal Newsline | April 3, 2012
The Louisiana Supreme Court last month declared the state's $500,000 cap on total medical liability damages constitutional.
March 28, 2012
LegalNewsline.com | March 28, 2012
A plaintiff's attorney is attempting to depose a Louisiana State University researcher over a study he released regarding the economic damage of "legacy lawsuits."
March 20, 2012
The Advertiser | March 20, 2012
The fix is in, and the word out. News about the job-killing lawsuit abuse that's taking place in Louisiana seems to be popping up everywhere these days, and now our state's dirty little secret has hit the national stage.
March 12, 2012
Reuters | March 12, 2012
The phone at Joan Strohmeyer's fishing lodge has been ringing steadily since 2010, but not many of the calls are from customers who want to go fishing. Mainly, they are from lawyers who want her to sue British oil company BP Plc.
February 27, 2012
Wall Street Journal | February 27, 2012
The civil trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster was delayed Sunday for a week so that BP PLC and lawyers for thousands of individuals and businesses suing the company can continue settlement talks.
Times-Picayune | February 27, 2012
An offer to settle a lawsuit involving more than 25,000 policyholders insured by the state-run insurance company of last resort was rejected Friday as "fatally flawed" by the attorneys representing those insured. But Wiley Beevers, one of the New Orleans area attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., said the latest offer from the Citizens' board shows "in some respects, a meaningful and good-faith gesture to get the deal done."
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