In the News Today - September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016
  • Louisiana Gov. Continues to Face Criticism Over Hiring of Political Donors as Outside Counsel: Despite mounting criticism over his hiring of political donors to serve as outside counsel to represent the state of Louisiana in lawsuits against oil and gas companies, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is “doubling down” on the lawsuits. State Attorney General Jeff Landry maintains the way in which the governor hired the outside counsel violates state law. (KATC-TV)

  • ILR Cited in Article About Legal Threats to Small Business: Lisa Woodsen, Vice President, Small Business Banking at Bank of America, writes that new small business start-ups should consult with attorneys throughout their start-up process. She writes that, “According to the Institute for Legal Reform, one in three small business owners had a lawsuit filed against them.” (Los Angeles Sentinel)