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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In the News Today - August 3, 2015

August 03, 2015 | Insights

Gallup, Inc. has agreed to pay $12 million in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit over calls placed in the process of routine polling on social and political issues. Gallup denies wrongdoing saying it is the "victim of an ill-defined law." This settlement "appears to confirm the darkest fears of the polling world" about the TCPA. (Huffington Post) Read More »

Tags: Telephone Consumer Protection Act , Louisiana

In The News Today - June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 | Insights

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai writes that, "the TCPA has become a fertile ground for lawsuit abuse. And unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission is set to give the trial bar another boost later this week." (The Daily Caller) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Telephone Consumer Protection Act , Louisiana

Louisiana AG Appoints Political Donor Law Firms in Anti-Trust Case

May 26, 2015 | Insights

Despite legislation enacted last year that placed limits on payments to private attorneys hired by the state, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is "still relying on private attorneys to do the state's work, including those with whom he has political connections," reports Legal Newsline. Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Louisiana

In the News Today - May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 | Insights

The SEC's former enforcement chief criticized the agency's increasing use of in-house tribunals to adjudicate cases, saying the SEC Commissioners' dual role as prosecutor and appellate body created a clear conflict of interest. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Louisiana

BP Wins Right to Appeal Some Gulf Oil Spill Claims

May 11, 2015 | Insights

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said on Friday that BP "deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses" as part of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill settlement. Read More »

Tags: Louisiana

REPORT: Political Contributors to Louisiana AG Have Billed Taxpayers Over $13.2 Million in Oil Spill-Related Legal Fees

April 24, 2015 | Insights

Law firms that made political contributions to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell have billed taxpayers more than $13.2 million in legal fees in the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, Louisiana

In The News Today - March 3, 2015

March 03, 2015 | Insights

After agreeing to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government just last week, Morgan Stanley says it now expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds. (Boston Herald) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Telephone Consumer Protection Act , Georgia, Louisiana, New York

In The News Today - March 2, 2015

March 02, 2015 | Insights

Citing investigations in the U.S. by the Department of Justice, Credit Suisse Group AG announced that it was reducing its fourth quarter profit by 25%. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Louisiana, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board opines on Chevron's settlement with "tort mercenary" James Russell DeLeon, who had "invested some $23 million to finance left-wing activist Steven Donziger in his Captain Ahab pursuit of Chevron." Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Louisiana, West Virginia

LABI President Highlights 2014 Legal Reforms, ILR Recognition

December 30, 2014 | Insights

In an op-ed recapping the business community's 2014 accomplishments in Louisiana, Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) President Stephen Waguespack details the passage of key legal reforms in the state. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Louisiana

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