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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  1. "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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  5. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Louisiana Lawsuits Are "Failing Miserably" To Achieve Stated Goal

    August 12, 2019 | News

    An energy industry consultant wrote in Forbes that the decades-long litigation against energy companies in Louisiana has been "failing miserably" when it comes to achieving its goal of restoring the state's wetlands.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 9, 2019

    August 09, 2019 | News

    ILR COO Says Louisiana Erosion Lawsuits "Miss Their Intended Purpose Completely"... Read More

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

    August 08, 2019 | Research

    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