Louisiana takes over as the new #50 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. The state scored poorly in all key element categories, and New Orleans made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.  

Louisiana at a Glance

Suggested Resources

  • 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Louisiana

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Louisiana

All Results for Louisiana

  1. In the News Today - March 19, 2018

    March 19, 2018 | News

    Proposed Settlement Would Give $300K to Attorneys, $15 to Consumer; Gov. Edwards Using Coastline Legacy Litigation to Fill State Budget Gaps... Read More

  2. In the News Today - March 5, 2018

    March 05, 2018 | News

    Civil War on the Plaintiffs Side as Robbins Geller Attacks Firms Seeking Dubious Fees; The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown... Read More

  3. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 26, 2018

    February 26, 2018 | News

    Opinion: Here's Why You'll be Paying More for Car Insurance if You Live in Baton Rouge, New Orleans; Intermediate Court Concept Drawing Criticism, Praise in West Virginia... Read More

  5. States' Legal Reform Efforts in 2018 - Off and Running

    February 12, 2018 | Blogs

    In the early weeks of 2018, certain states are already pushing forward and making meaningful strides on legal reform.... Read More

  6. Louisiana One of World's "Worst Legal Climates," Says State Business Leader

    November 27, 2017 | News

    The director of the Louisiana Association for Business and Industry told the Louisiana Record that her state's legal climate is one of the world's worst.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - October 19, 2016

    October 19, 2016 | News and Blog

    Third party litigation financier, Bentham IMF, announced this week that it is launching a new program to finance so-called "whistleblower" lawsuits. Because "whistleblower" lawyers work on a contingency basis, Bentham IMF's program "is not funding the cost of litigation but is primarily aimed at providing whistleblowers with cash while they wait for their claim to wind through court."... Read More

  8. Opposition Grows to Louisiana Coastal Lawsuits Against Oil & Gas Companies

    October 17, 2016 | News and Blog

    The publisher of The Daily Iberian penned an editorial praising the Iberia (Louisiana) Parish Council for its unanimous vote to urge the parish "not be included in any group that files suit against oil companies" for alleged damage to coastal areas.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - October 13, 2016

    October 13, 2016 | News and Blog

    Kevin Romero, chairman of the board for the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, comments on Gov. John Bel Edwards' "insistence that each parish must sue" the oil and gas industry noting that Gov. Edwards "is asking all of us to turn our backs on the industry that helped found our communities, which still powers and employs us today."... Read More

  10. In the News Today - October 11, 2016

    October 11, 2016 | News and Blog

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined six state attorneys general in signing on to a letter opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed anti-arbitration rule.... Read More