In the News Today - October 7, 2016

October 07, 2016

Louisiana Business Owners Oppose Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Industry: Local business owners “filled the Iberia Parish (Louisiana) Council meeting room Wednesday night to encourage the council to approve a resolution opposing any lawsuits against the oil and gas industry” for alleged damages to the parish’s coast. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has come under fire for encouraging the lawsuits, and for hiring several campaign contributors to serve as contingency fee plaintiffs’ attorneys on behalf of the state to sue the oil and gas industry. (The Daily Iberian)