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 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

  2. In the News Today - August 9, 2019

    August 09, 2019 | News

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

  3. 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

  4. Coastal Erosion Lawsuits More About Trial Lawyers Getting Paid, Louisianans Say

    August 07, 2019 | Blogs

    A new Google poll conducted and released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) found that a majority of Louisianans say that the coastal erosion lawsuits brought by private trial lawyers on behalf of local governments are more about money than the environment.... Read More

  5. Lawsuits From Private, Politically-Connected Lawyers "Not The Answer," Local Group Says

    July 26, 2019 | News

    The executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch said lawsuits on behalf of state and local governments "involving private attorney campaign contributors who stand to reap the benefits are simply not the answer."... Read More

  6. Who Wins When Louisiana Sues? Texas!

    July 25, 2019 | Blogs

    It's no secret that Louisiana's legal system does its economy no favors.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - July 8, 2019

    July 08, 2019 | News

    Louisiana Tort Laws "Encourage Claims And Litigation," Insurer Association CEO; For Funders And Plaintiffs' Lawyers, It's "Game On" In Australia... Read More

  8. Louisiana Business Leader Says Legal Reform Should Be Priority Number One

    April 22, 2019 | News

    In an op-ed, the president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry said a legal reform bill should be the state legislature's first priority during its legislative session this year.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - April 5, 2019

    April 05, 2019 | News

    Louisiana Industry Group Warns Coastal Lawsuit Will Kill Jobs... Read More

  10. In the News Today - March 21, 2019

    March 21, 2019 | News

    Local Group Says Lawsuits May Drive Trucking Companies Out of Louisiana... Read More