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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. LA Governor Faces Criticism for Hiring Donors as Plaintiffs' Attorneys in Lawsuit Against Oil & Gas Companies

    September 01, 2016 | News and Blog

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is facing criticism over bringing in a group of "top campaign donors … as attorneys on a controversial lawsuit against oil and gas companies - a case that could mean a big payday for Edwards' hired guns," reports The Advocate.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - August 15, 2016

    August 15, 2016 | News and Blog

    Judge Stephen Enright of the 24th Judicial District Court dismissed several lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industry by Jefferson Parish, LA. ... Read More

  7. Criminal Trial of Texas Plaintiffs' Attorney to Begin Today over Gulf Oil Spill Fraud Allegations

    July 18, 2016 | News and Blog

    The criminal trial of Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts is set to begin today.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - June 20, 2016

    June 20, 2016 | News and Blog

    Louisiana's oil and gas industry has become a target for an increasing amount of litigation over coastal erosion claims, said Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - April 18, 2016

    April 18, 2016 | News and Blog

    Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time: Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system - all due to a simple typo.... Read More

  10. Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Attorneys' Fees Criticized

    April 12, 2016 | News and Blog

    "$38 million in legal fees for a small group of well-connected trial lawyers is absurd," Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Melissa Landry told Louisiana Record of the reported fees to be paid out to plaintiffs' attorneys involved in the $20 billion oil spill settlement.... Read More