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
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1.03% - 2.79% Potential Increase
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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

BP Asks Federal Appeals Court to Remove Gulf Oil Spill Administrator

December 29, 2014 | Insights

BP is continuing its efforts to remove the Gulf Oil Spill claims administrator, this time asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to remove Administrator Patrick Juneau, reports the Associated Press. Read More »

Tags: Louisiana

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, West Virginia, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California

In The News Today - November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 | Insights

A "packed schedule" and lengthy vetting process is likely to move any vote on U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch into the next legislation session under the Republican-controlled Senate. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Louisiana

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

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