Louisiana is ranked #49 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  Within the state, New Orleans or Orleans Parish made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.  Louisiana is in the bottom five of all ten of the elements evaluated in the survey, sitting at the absolute bottom for timeliness of summary judgment or dismissal, judges’ impartiality, judges’ competence, and juries’ fairness.

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2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Louisiana

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In the News Today - October 2, 2015

October 02, 2015 | Insights

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel spotlights ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings, giving credit to those states which have passed legal reforms, and highlights ILR's "States Center" parody ad that promotes the rankings. (Metropolitan Corporate Counsel) Read More »

Can a Louisiana Plaintiffs' Attorney Stop LSU Running Back Fournette?

September 30, 2015 | Insights

Enjoy this funny plaintiffs' lawyer ad spoof from AL.com ... Read More »

In the News Today - September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 | Insights

ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim writes about a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop on "robocalls and caller ID spoofing". At that workshop, a distinction was made between abusive telemarketer calls and legitimate business calls that consumers want to receive – a difference the FCC had previously failed to recognize in its ruling on liability and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). (ILR Blog) Read More »

In the News Today - September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 | Insights

Have you checked out the results of ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey? Click here to view the full 50-state ranking. (2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings) Read More »

In the News Today - September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015 | Insights

The class action against Uber by drivers claiming to be employees, rather than independent contractors, could "break the company's peer-to-peer structure - and the rest of the ‘gig' economy." So writes A.J. Kritikos, former clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

In the News Today - September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015 | Insights

"The Justice Department wants the message to go out that federal prosecutors will be taking aim at executives" as part of a new enforcement policy that requires companies to identify every employee within the company that may be involved in infractions alleged by prosecutors. (New York Times) Read More »

ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Continues to Gain Wide Media Coverage

September 14, 2015 | Insights

"Illinois is a litigation haven that beckons to trial lawyers across the nation, and it's hurting your state's reputation," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard, as quoted in a syndicated Illinois News Network story that ran in publications throughout Illinois over the weekend. Read More »

ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Garners Wide National Media Coverage

September 11, 2015 | Insights

Yesterday, ILR and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sent a strong message through the news media about the need to improve the civil liability climate in Illinois and throughout the country. Our press conference to launch the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was a great success and well attended by both national and local media. Read More »

Louisiana's Lawsuit Climate Ranks Second Worst Nationwide

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

75 Percent of Business Leaders Surveyed Say Lawsuit Climate a 'Significant Factor' in Determining Where to Expand, Grow Read More »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

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