Research

2019/01/01

Featured Research

  •  ILR Research Review, Volume 6, Issue 2

    ILR Research Review, Volume 6, Issue 2

    September 10, 2019

    This edition of the ILR Research Review covers four developments that represent a cross-section of the litigation challenges facing the American business community today, including: municipality lawsuits against energy producers; the unsuitability of private rights of action for protecting privacy; the enduring value of arbitration; and the urgent need to ensure fairness for defendants in multidistrict litigation proceedings. Read More

  • Litigation vs. Restoration: Addressing Louisiana's Coastal Land Loss

    Litigation vs. Restoration: Addressing Louisiana's Coastal Land Loss

    August 08, 2019

    The oil and gas industry is a fundamental driver of Louisiana's economy, but it is currently threatened by an unprecedented number and variety of coastal land loss litigation. This paper documents the history of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, the inconsistent pressures being exerted by landowners and the state, and the array of litigation against it. The paper also calls on state and local officials to collaborate with companies to restore the state's coastline, rather than engaging in costly litigation that detracts from true remediation and restoration efforts. Read More