Louisiana

Coming in at 49th, Louisiana’s lawsuit climate ranking is nothing to celebrate as it’s one of the worst in America.  Louisiana has consistently ranked in the bottom four states in the nation, and New Orleans is known as one of the country’s most unfair legal jurisdictions.

Louisiana at a Glance

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$1,018 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
1.03% - 2.79% Potential Increase
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Judge Refuses to Toss $9 Billion Verdict in Pharmaceutical Bellwether Case

August 29, 2014 | Insights

In a case that sets the tone for future litigation regarding drugmaker liability, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty in Lafayette, Louisiana rejected a bid by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. to toss a $9 billion judgment against over claims that the companies did not properly disclose the cancer risks of their Actos medicine. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Louisiana

In The News Today - August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014 | Insights

Melissa Landry of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch discussed Louisiana's "judicial hellhole" ranking, arguing that the state's businesses and individuals are "in the front lines of lawsuit abuse every day." Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Louisiana

In The News Today - July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 | Insights

Over two decades, Dr. William LaCorte, of Metairie, Louisiana, has filed twelve "whistleblower" lawsuits accusing health care companies of "defrauding taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Louisiana, Ohio

In The News Today - July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 | Insights

A U.S. District Judge has ordered a New Orleans law firm to return $357,000 that was paid to a client "based on allegedly fraudulent claims" as part of the BP Gulf Oil Spill settlement. Read More »

Tags: Louisiana, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 | Insights

The unprecedented $23.6 billion punitive damages verdict handed down against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company last week is "likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially," according to legal experts. Read More »

Tags: Louisiana

New Orleans Media Highlights Passage of Louisiana AG Transparency Bill

June 09, 2014 | Insights

WWLTV News (New Orleans) reports on the Louisiana legislature's passage of a bill that effectively bars the use of outside contingency fee counsel by the state attorney general. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Jindal to Sign Bill Blocking Levee Board Lawsuit Against Energy Companies

June 05, 2014 | Insights

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he will sign legislation that would nullify the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's multi-billion dollar lawsuit (using outside contingency fee counsel) against nearly one hundred energy companies for allegedly causing coastal erosion. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Legal Reforms, Louisiana

In the News Today - May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 | Insights

The Louisiana Senate approved legislation, "prohibiting the hiring of attorneys on a contingency fee basis and requiring the attorney general to get approval of the Legislature or the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget before he can hire attorneys." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

Business Community Opposes Louisiana Legislation that Legitimizes Lawsuit Lending Industry

May 28, 2014 | Insights

The Louisiana House of Representatives is considering legislation - SB 299 - that, "creates the appearance of regulation, but really allows consumer lawsuit lenders to operate outside of Louisiana law," according to an alert issued by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Louisiana

In the News Today - May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 | Insights

The Garlock decision has spurred state legislators in North Carolina to consider Senate Bill 648, which would curb 'double dipping' by asbestos claimants, "who sue to recover damages from exposure to asbestos to disclose all other claims they have filed or might file, and the disposition of those claims." Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Asbestos, North Carolina, Louisiana, Illinois

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