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

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  • 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Louisiana

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Louisiana

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  1. 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Louisiana

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  2. In the News Today - October 19, 2016

    October 19, 2016 | News and Blog

    Third party litigation financier, Bentham IMF, announced this week that it is launching a new program to finance so-called "whistleblower" lawsuits. Because "whistleblower" lawyers work on a contingency basis, Bentham IMF's program "is not funding the cost of litigation but is primarily aimed at providing whistleblowers with cash while they wait for their claim to wind through court."... Read More

  3. Opposition Grows to Louisiana Coastal Lawsuits Against Oil & Gas Companies

    October 17, 2016 | News and Blog

    The publisher of The Daily Iberian penned an editorial praising the Iberia (Louisiana) Parish Council for its unanimous vote to urge the parish "not be included in any group that files suit against oil companies" for alleged damage to coastal areas.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - October 13, 2016

    October 13, 2016 | News and Blog

    Kevin Romero, chairman of the board for the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, comments on Gov. John Bel Edwards' "insistence that each parish must sue" the oil and gas industry noting that Gov. Edwards "is asking all of us to turn our backs on the industry that helped found our communities, which still powers and employs us today."... Read More

  5. In the News Today - October 11, 2016

    October 11, 2016 | News and Blog

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined six state attorneys general in signing on to a letter opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed anti-arbitration rule.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - October 7, 2016

    October 07, 2016 | News and Blog

    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.... Read More

  7. Concerns Remain over LA Gov's Hiring of Contingency Fee Attorneys to Sue Oil & Gas Industry

    October 03, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Louisiana governor's office said it has made some slight changes to the contracts of contingency fee plaintiffs' lawyers it hired to sue oil and gas companies on behalf of the state, after state Attorney General Jeff Landry had voiced concerns over the contracts. The governor's legal counsel, however, thinks the AG will still oppose the contracts. ... Read More

  8. LA Governor Putting 'Unprecedented' Pressure on Local Governments to Sue Local Industry, Says State Business Leader

    September 27, 2016 | News and Blog

    Louisiana Association of Business & Industry President Stephen Waguespack writes in The Hayride that the Louisiana governor has urged several local parishes to file lawsuits against oil and gas companies "or get out of the way." ... Read More

  9. Local parishes defy Louisiana governor, decline to file oil and gas lawsuits

    September 23, 2016 | News and Blog

    Despite Governor John Bel Edwards' pleas for local parishes to file lawsuits against the oil and gas industry over alleged wetlands damage, some parishes are refusing to do so, reports Houma Today.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - September 22, 2016

    September 22, 2016 | News and Blog

    Despite mounting criticism over his hiring of political donors to serve as outside counsel to represent the state of Louisiana in lawsuits against oil and gas companies, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is "doubling down" on the lawsuits.... Read More