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.


Louisiana at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - March 18, 2019

    March 18, 2019 | News

    New Landscape in Florida May Pave the Way for Legal Reforms; Federalist Society Event Looks at Louisiana Municipality Litigation... Read More

  2. ILR's Harold Kim: Businesses Don't Think They'll Get a "Fair Shake" in Louisiana Courts

    January 25, 2019 | News

    Harold Kim, the chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), said businesses and their attorneys fear they won't get a "fair shake" in Louisiana courts.... Read More

  3. Coastal Lawsuits Moving Louisiana In "The Wrong Direction"

    November 28, 2018 | News

    Local lawsuits filed on behalf of Louisiana parishes will "only continue to move Louisiana in the wrong direction," the executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch told the Louisiana Record. ... Read More

  4. In the News Today - September 11, 2018

    September 11, 2018 | News

    Litigation Funder Files to Go Public; "Time To Turn Up The Heat On Lawsuit Abuse In Louisiana"... Read More

  5. In the News Today - March 19, 2018

    March 19, 2018 | News

    Proposed Settlement Would Give $300K to Attorneys, $15 to Consumer; Gov. Edwards Using Coastline Legacy Litigation to Fill State Budget Gaps... Read More

  6. In the News Today - March 5, 2018

    March 05, 2018 | News

    Civil War on the Plaintiffs Side as Robbins Geller Attacks Firms Seeking Dubious Fees; The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown... Read More

  7. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - February 26, 2018

    February 26, 2018 | News

    Opinion: Here's Why You'll be Paying More for Car Insurance if You Live in Baton Rouge, New Orleans; Intermediate Court Concept Drawing Criticism, Praise in West Virginia... Read More

  9. States' Legal Reform Efforts in 2018 - Off and Running

    February 12, 2018 | Blogs

    In the early weeks of 2018, certain states are already pushing forward and making meaningful strides on legal reform.... Read More

  10. Louisiana One of World's "Worst Legal Climates," Says State Business Leader

    November 27, 2017 | News

    The director of the Louisiana Association for Business and Industry told the Louisiana Record that her state's legal climate is one of the world's worst.... Read More