Louisiana

09/12/2017

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. Frequent Filers: The Problems of Shareholder Lawsuits and the Path to Reform

    February 27, 2014 | Research

    This paper analyzes certain state pension funds in securities class actions and examines the correlation between the hiring of outside plaintiffs' lawyers and campaign contributions to the political officials in charge of the pension funds.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - February 18, 2014

    February 18, 2014 | News and Blog

    The oil and gas industry has invested more than $60 billion in south Louisiana, but the state's legal environment is "preventing us from doing all the things that we could do," Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Vice President Gifford Briggs said.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - February 10, 2014

    February 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 3, 2014

    February 03, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Louisiana Supreme Court overturned a $258 million verdict against Janssen Pharmaceutical.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - January 30, 2014

    January 30, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a nearly $258 million verdict in state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's lawsuit brought under the state's version of the federal False Claims Act over the prescription drug Risperdal.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - January 15, 2014

    January 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    A new report from the Institute for Legal Reform says that rules designed to bring fairness to courts in West Virginia have largely been ignored.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - January 10, 2014

    January 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    A California judge has approved a $1.15 billion public nuisance award against three paint companies.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - December 17, 2013

    December 17, 2013 | News and Blog

    Successor liability issues are becoming a bigger concern during M&A deals, due in part to more aggressive FCPA enforcement.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - December 11, 2013

    December 11, 2013 | News and Blog

    Lawsuits against Louisiana's oil and gas producers are taking money out of the state's economy - and away from working families.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - December 3, 2013

    December 03, 2013 | News and Blog

    A federal court ruled that the judge in the gulf oil spill settlement must address whether claimants actually suffered damages directly related to the spill.... Read More