Louisiana

Louisiana is ranked #49 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising one spot from #50 in 2017. It improved in the key element category of Juries’ Fairness by four places. New Orleans or Orleans Parish, Louisiana made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.

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Louisiana at a Glance


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  1. In the News Today - November 11, 2019

    November 12, 2019 | News

    "Louisiana: The Trial-Lawyer State"... Read More

  2. Louisiana's Coast Needs Solutions, Not Shakedowns

    October 25, 2019 | News

    According to Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, the first proposed settlement in coastal erosion lawsuits brought by Louisiana localities and the state against hundreds of energy producers is deeply flawed. ... Read More

  3. In the News Today - October 15, 2019

    October 15, 2019 | News

    "Courtrooms Don't Create a Jackpot For Our Coast or Community"... Read More

  4. "Louisiana Stays Mired In The Litigation Swamp"

    October 02, 2019 | News

    ILR COO Harold Kim and Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President and CEO Stephen Waguespack wrote in The Hayride that Louisiana is "rapidly developing a reputation as a paradise for trial lawyers."... Read More

  5. Trial Lawyers "Driving A Culture of Litigation" In Louisiana

    September 19, 2019 | News

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Chief Operating Officer Harold Kim told WWL Radio that trial lawyers are "driving a culture of litigation" in Louisiana, which led to the state's new Lawsuit Climate Survey ranking of 49.... Read More

  6. Louisiana Lawsuit Climate Ranked Nation's 2nd Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    New Orleans/Orleans Parish One of the Nation's Worst Jurisdictions... Read More

  7. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  8. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  9. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  10. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More