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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Lawyers Float New Contract Idea in Louisiana Suit

April 10, 2014 | Insights

The lawyers who were hired by a Louisiana board are offering to amend their contingency-fee contract. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

In the News Today - April 8, 2014

April 08, 2014 | Insights

A Louisiana jury ordered Takeda to pay $6 billion in punitive damages to a plaintiff who was previously awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Trial Bar Influence, Louisiana

Ethics of Lawyers, Judges, Political Fundraisers

April 07, 2014 | Insights

An attorney hosts a fundraiser for a judge in whose court he is also arguing a case. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Louisiana

In the News Today - April 2, 2014

April 02, 2014 | Insights

On Tuesday, a Louisiana House panel approved a bill that would remove the monetary threshold for a jury trial. Read More »

Tags: International Judiciary Impact, Louisiana

In the News Today - March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 | Insights

The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would require plaintiffs to disclose additional information regarding their asbestos litigation. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, State Attorneys General, Louisiana, Wisconsin

Frequent Filers: The Problems of Shareholder Lawsuits and the Path to Reform

Author: Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law; Jessica Erickson, University of Richmond School of Law; & Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan School of Law | February 27, 2014 | Research

Frequent filers - professional plaintiff investors who file lawsuit after lawsuit - have been a long-standing phenomenon in shareholder litigation in both state and federal courts. Nearly twenty years ago, Congress attempted to remove professional plaintiffs from federal securities class actions by adopting the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) of 1995. Yet, this legislation fell short of achieving its goal of eliminating professional plaintiffs. Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Mississippi, Louisiana

In the News Today - February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 | Insights

The oil and gas industry has invested more than $60 billion in south Louisiana, but the state's legal environment is "preventing us from doing all the things that we could do," Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Vice President Gifford Briggs said. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Louisiana

In the News Today - February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 | Insights

Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lawsuit Lending, Securities Litigation Reform, Louisiana, Tennessee

In the News Today - February 3, 2014

February 03, 2014 | Insights

The Louisiana Supreme Court overturned a $258 million verdict against Janssen Pharmaceutical. Read More »

Tags: False Claims Act, Securities Litigation Reform, State Attorneys General, Delaware, Louisiana

In the News Today - January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 | Insights

The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a nearly $258 million verdict in state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's lawsuit brought under the state's version of the federal False Claims Act over the prescription drug Risperdal. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Securities Litigation Reform, False Claims Act, Louisiana, Delaware

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