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8/18/2017 - US court sees election bias in a Louisiana judicial district

8/18/2017 - Sen. Cassidy submits 3 names, including Wendy Vitter's, for federal judgeship

8/15/2017 - Appeals court reviews Louisiana governor's LGBT-rights order


8/11/2017 - Louisiana ranked 2nd in the country for highest auto insurance rates

8/10/2017 - New Orleans radio host debates link between lawsuits and car insurance rates

8/7/2017 - Letters: Stop fraud on asbestos claims


8/3/2017 - Trump nominates Michael Juneau, Terry Doughty as federal judges for the Western District in Louisiana


7/30/2017 - Deep pocket justice serves lawyers, not Louisiana


7/24/2017 - Landry: Trial Lawyers Fighting Over Ridiculous Legal Ads? What's New?


7/21/2017 - AG Jeff Landry asks court to reaffirm LGBT order is unconstitutional, extend his authority


7/15/2017 - Opioid litigation should serve the public interest, not trial lawyers' bottom lines


7/14/2017 - Marchman joins Court of Appeal race

7/13/2017 - New Orleans councilman shelves proposal to sue oil companies for wetlands damage


7/12/2017 - Jason Williams urges Mitch Landrieu to file wetland damage suit against oil, gas


7/11/2017 - Supreme Court deadline nears for suit over wetland loss


7/7/17 - Vermilion Parish gets small victory in coastal suit against oil, gas firms: report

7/6/2017 - Louisiana attorney general dropping lawsuit against governor


7/5/2017 - Federal magistrate: Vermilion wetlands suit against oil and gas companies should stay in state court


7/5/2017 - Spat between lawyers Gordon McKernan, E. Eric Guirard over mocking ad lands in federal court


6/23/2017 - Louisiana Supreme Court suspends six attorneys


6/7/2017 - Workers Compensation Research Institute says Louisiana workers' compensation costs among highest


6/7/2017 - 1 suit pitting Louisiana governor, attorney general resolved; another remains


6/6/2017 - Letters: Court was right to nix lawsuit


6/4/2017 - Oil and gas industry must pay to fix damage done to Louisiana coast: Opinion

6/1/2017 - Bill would stop asbestos fraud: Letter

5/30/2017 - The Business of Litigation Finance is Booming


5/26/2017 - Letters: Editorial on coast left out key points


5/25/2017 - Environmentalist threatens to sue Corps over Bayou Bridge Pipeline


5/25/2017 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says reform of asbestos compensation needed


5/23/2017 - LANDRY: Louisiana Needs Jobs, Not More Taxes and Lawsuits

5/19/2017 - Perret dons robes as 3rd Circuit Court judge


5/3/2017 - Letters: U.S. Senate should pass FACT Act


5/9/2017 - Plaquemines wins document access in oil industry damage suit


4/30/2017 - Louisiana lawmaker: Legacy oil lawsuits slow job growth


4/26/2017 - St. John Parish becomes 6th parish to file suit against oil and gas companies for coastal loss


4/25/2017 - New judiciary overseers appointed by La. Supreme Court

4/20/2017 - Theall pulls even in the money race as Perret's contributions dry up


4/17/2017 - Following the Third Circuit Money


4/14/2017 - Louisiana federal judge says alcoholism had no effect on rulings, but expects lawsuits


4/14/2017 - Lawyer, top donor to governor defends legal team in coastal suits as critics cry foul

4/14/2017 - No rehearing for Louisiana coastal land loss suit

4/14/2017 - Raise $500,000 cap on Louisiana medical malpractice damages? Not so fast, legislators say


4/9/2017 - Fifth Circuit gives split decision in dredging suits against oil and gas companies


4/12/2017 - No rehearing in suit alleging oil industry coastal damage


4/12/2017 - LOGA and LMOGA Applaud Court of Appeals' Decision to Affirm the Dismissal of Coastal Lawsuit

4/12/2017 - Theall, Perret clash at Oil Center showdown

4/12/2017 - Attorney general accuses Gov. Edwards of 'fleecing' taxpayers

4/11/2017 - Louisiana attorney general sues governor over money transfer

4/6/2017 - Editorial: On Judiciary stage, Kennedy Shines


4/6/2017 - Louisiana Supreme Court says district judge has to pay fine


4/5/2017 - Election Day spending: Perret pours it on, but Theall wins ROI


4/4/2017 - State high court loses another round in recusal case


3/29/2017 - AG Jeff Landry facing lawsuit over public records delay, hopes it isn't a 'political witch hunt'


3/25/2017 - Judge Paula Brown wins Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal seat


3/25/2017 - Perret, Theall make 3rd Circuit runoff

3/24/2017 - Guest column: Court sends clear message: lawsuits won't save coast

3/20/2017 - Anseman prevails on appeal; eligibiliity to run restored


3/19/2017 - Lawsuit-abuse watchdog group applauds recent House bill


3/17/2017 - Appeal Filed in Flood Board's Suit Against Oil Companies

3/17/2017 - BP claims delayed by moratorium damage demands can go to court


3/14/2017 - Foster Campbell: Court wrong on Louisiana coastal erosion case


3/13/2017 - Judge Harris: Anseman ineligible for Third Circuit seat


3/9/2017 - Legacy and coastal lawsuits tie up revenue for Louisiana


3/10/2017 - House Passes Sweeping Legal Reform

3/9/2017 - D.A. Earl Taylor challenging Anseman's candidacy

3/7/2017 - Women have monopoly on upcoming Louisiana judicial elections


3/7/2017 - Coastal erosion lawsuits are expensive treasure hunt that won't pay off, LLAW executive director says


3/6/2017 - Attorney Martin Landrieu seeks to fill sister's seat on 4th Circuit bench


3/6/2017 - John Bel Edwards fights court decision to throw out LGBT executive order

3/3/2017 - Louisiana Litigation Seeking to Bilk Energy Companies Suffers Set-Back at Fifth Circuit

3/6/2017 - Katrina victims shocked by small payments


3/5/2017 - Baton Rouge attorney suspended for alleged 'threat of harm'

3/3/2017 - FOX 8 Defenders: Class-action levee breach settlement update

3/3/2017 - Judgment Call

3/2/2017 - Susan Theall: The long-shot candidate


3/3/2017 - Trial Lawyer Suits Against the Oil and Gas Industry - Courts are Saying They're a Bad Idea


3/3/2017 - Appeals court hands oil companies victory in coastal lawsuit

3/3/2017 - Appeals court rules for oil firms, against levee authority in wetlands damage suit

3/3/2017 - Graves, oil and gas associations applaud court's decision in coastal lawsuit

3/3/2017 - LOGA and LMOGA Applaud Court of Appeals' Decision to Affirm the Dismissal of Coastal Lawsuit

2/23/2017 - Legal ethics expert: Anseman not eligible for judgeship


2/13/2017 - Complaint filed against Judge Mike Erwin for alleged use of racial slur at Baton Rouge restaurant


2/8/2017 - Opinion: Coastal lawsuits are not the way forward


1/31/2017 - Donald Trump's executive orders renew dispute between Jeff Landry, Gov. Edwards


1/29/2017 - Legal watchdog derides 'system abuse' in Deepwater fund fraud cases


1/29/2017 - Oil industry is doing its part for the coast

1/29/2017 - Anseman qualifies for race • Theall plans to run for seat

1/28/2017 - Our Views: More easy rides for judges

1/27/2017 - Opinion: We must demand help from oil industry


1/27/2017 - Litigation Won't Solve Budget Crisis


1/27/2017 - Edwards' Good Ol' Boy Approach to Litigation Lands Louisiana on U.S. 'Judicial Hellholes' List

1/26/2017 - More than 100 jailed for fake BP oil spill claims


1/24/2017 - Opinion: Make Big Oil fix what it broke


1/24/2017 - ULM grad is possible Supreme Court pick


1/22/2017 - Baker Hughes reportedly closing Crowley facility amid litigious environment and oil slump


1/19/2017 - Mystery deepens after federal judge removes herself from more cases in Louisiana

1/18/2017 - James Gill: Key to helping save Louisiana's coast - appeals court who must 'wake up'


1/17/2017 - Jeff Landry gets his pick of lawyer for Louisiana abortion restriction defense


1/12/2017 - Louisiana's Resolutions


1/13/2017 - Justices will weigh limits on worker rights to sue employers


1/12/2017 - Save coastal Louisiana, and you protect the rest of the nation


1/11/2017 - Denham council signs onto lawsuit against DOTD


1/10/2017 - Landry uses stunts to build brand


1/9/2017 - The pitch: Promote La. oil and gas

1/9/2017 - Lafayette lawyer eyes 3rd District seat

1/7/2017 - Attorney General Jeff Landry slams Mitch Landrieu, says New Orleans 'more dangerous than Chicago'


1/5/2017 - Louisiana lawyers sue Milberg over Vioxx fees, seek up to $10.6 million


12/28/2016 - Gov. John Bel Edwards names sister-in-law to state board


12/21/2016 - John Bel Edwards says the court was wrong to throw out LGBT executive order

12/21/2016 - JBE's war on oil has made Lafayette lose more jobs than any other city in the country

12/15/2016 - Louisiana still among judicial 'hellholes,' report says


12/15/2016 - Tort reform group slams Edwards' pursuit of oil and gas lawsuits


12/15/2016 - Gov. Edwards' good ol' boy approach to litigation lands Louisiana on U.S. 'Judicial Hellholes' list


12/14/2016 -John Bel Edwards' LGBT protections declared unlawful


12/11/2016 - New Orleans Councilman refuses to pay debts incurred after Supreme Court suspension


12/10/2016 - AG Landry joins 42 states in pharmaceutical case settlement


12/7/2016 - Justice's recusal in oil cases leads to renewed suit with Louisiana Supreme Court


12/7/2016 - John Bel Edwards takes on the oil and gas industry


12/2016 - Gov. John Bel Edwrads Wants Payback, Louisiana-Style

12/4/2016 - Parish district attorney discourages coastal lawsuits against oil and gas


12/4/2016 - Landry v. Edwards - It's a feud with no end in sight


12/4/2016 - Closing arguments filed in dispute over rights order


12/2/2016 - Jeff Landry asks court to throw out transgender protections in John Bel Edwards' order

12/1/2016 - John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry in court: 8 things we learned about their feud


11/30/2016 - Insight: Sue or get out of the way

12/1/2016 - Too Much Money in Judicial Races? You Be the Judge


11/29/2016 - Attorneys for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Attorney General Jeff Landry argue over authority on sexual gender protection


11/29/2016 - John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry head to court over LGBT: 4 things to know


11/27/2016 - Dispute over governor's LGBT-rights executive order heads to state court


11/23/2016 - LLAW's Melissa Landry Named ATRA's 2016 "Legal Reform Watchdog of the Year"

11/17/2016 - Court date set for power struggle between Gov. Edwards, Attorney General Jeff Landry


11/16/2016 - John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry's court battle over LGBT executive order


11/16/2016 - Lawyers renew fight against justice's recusal in oil case

11/13/2016 - Lawsuit filed by federal judge against fellow Supreme Court justices dismissed

11/13/2016 - PPI medication lawsuits may be transferred to the Middle District of Louisiana

11/13/2016 - La. judge may be SCOTUS nominee

11/13/2016 - Trial lawyers win Supreme Court race

11/12/2016 - Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

11/12/2016 - John Bel Edwards asks court to define role of Louisiana attorney general

11/11/2016 - Energy leaders respond to new district court ruling on coastal litigation 


11/11/2016 - Judge revives parish's lawsuit over coastal wetlands loss


11/11/2016 - Jeff damage suit against 9 oil firms to go to trial, judge rules


11/10/2016 - AMA: Lawyer ads alarming prescription drug users, jeopardizing health care


11/9/2016 - Time for DNR to do its job


11/9/2016 - Genovese ekes out win over Castle in state high court judge race

11/8/2016 - Bartholomew-Woods defeats White for 4th Circuit judge seat

11/5/2016 - 4th Circuit judicial candidates battle over ads claiming on was 'caught lying'


11/4/2016 - Spending questioned in state Supreme Court race

11/4/2016 - Election could result in brothers as judge and DA in DeSoto Parish


11/2/2016 - Campaign turns ugly; St. John judge candidates give takes on series of flyers

11/3/2016 - Letters: State Supreme Court race matters, too


11/3/2016 - Questions arise surroundinng $555.2 million award to Deepwater Horizon plaintiffs' attorneys


10/29/2016 - Governor defends lawsuits against oil and gas industry


10/28/2016 - Louisiana state leaders bash governor for pay-to-play scheme


10/27/2016 - Officials again balk at suing oil companies


10/26/2016 - Class-action attorneys awarded $555.2 million for work in BP lawsuits


10/25/2016 - Critics accuse trial lawyers of trying to influence Louisiana Supreme Court race


10/24/2016 - No end in sight to feud between Edwards, Landry


10/23/2016 - Two Republicans vying for the Louisiana Supreme Court justice seat for District 3 speak out

10/22/2016 - Fed judge rules La. Supreme Court justice's suit unconstitutional

10/20/2016 - GOP lawmakers question coastal lawsuits


10/20/2016 - Edwards says he's not rescinding anti-discrimination order

10/20/2016 - Fingerpointing the Blame for Coastal Lawsuits


10/18/2016 - GOING COASTAL

10/19/2016 - No law prevents suspended judges from other 'public service,' legal expert says


10/18/2016 - Thibodaux law firm owned by executive counsel's father among those that could be rewarded in coastal lawsuits

10/18/2016 - LOGA leader Briggs moved; health improving after injury


10/18/2016 - Cox to challenge Caraway in court of appeal race


10/17/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry can block LGBT workplace protections, court says

10/17/2016 - ILR Institute for Legal Reform: Opposition Grows to Louisiana Coastal Lawsuits Against Oil & Gas Companies


10/17/2016 - Parish contracts on coastal loss may offer big paydays

10/16/2016 - Edwards alters attorney contracts

10/13/2016 - John Bel Edwards submits similar legal contract for coastal lawsuits - setting up another fight with Jeff Landry


10/13/2016 - Lawsuit debate continues

10/12/2016 - Voices
: Lawsuits against oil industry harms residents

10/12/2016 - The governor vs. Big Oil: Who's declaring war on whom?

10/12/2016 - IPC to Ask State Not to Sue Over Coastal Erosion

10/11/2016 - Port Won't Support Coastal Lawsuits


10/11/2016 - Trial lawyer support of Genovese questioned in tight Louisiana Supreme Court race

10/11/2016 - Lafourche Council Refuses to Sue Oil Companies Over Wetlands Damage

10/11/2016 - Boustany Bill to Limit Revenue Changes

10/11/2016 - Edwards seeks revised coastal suit contract

10/10/2016 - Letters: Barry distorted issues on coastal damage


10/6/2016 - LETTER to President Brister

10/7/2016 - Lafayette board won't pursue lawsuits


10/7/2016 - Lawsuits pose threat


10/7/2016 - Lawmakers petition governor


10/7/2016  - Senate candidates disagree with Edwards on oil, gas lawsuits

10/5/2016 - Walker mayor files lawsuit against state, federal governments

10/6/2016 - BP money could transform state


10/6/2016 - As industry evades responsibility, La. coast disappears


10/5-2016 - Parishes won't sue oil companies

10/3/2016 - Edwards, Landry mark new low


10/3/2016 - Concerns Remain Over LA Gov's Hiring of Contingency Fee Attorneys to Sue Oil & Gas Industry


10/2/2016 - JBE sues AG Landry over anti-discrimination clause

9/30/2016 - John Bel Edwards reworks legal contract for the coastal lawsuits

9/30/2016 - Gov. Edwards appoints six to New Orleans-area levee authority, including lawsuit opponent

9/30/2016 - Graves: Edwards' targeting of oil, gas industry is about politics, greed, not justice


9/30/2016 - LANDRY, GRAVES & JBE

9/30/2016 - Caught in no man's land


9/29/2016 - AG Jeff Landry blocks state contracts that include language preventing LGBT discrimination

9/27/2016 - LA Governor Putting 'Unprecedented' Pressure on Local Governments to Sue Local Industry, Says State Business Leader

9/27/2016 - State Supreme Court candidates Jimmy Genovese, Marilyn Castle exchange jabs during Lafayette debate

9/26/2016 - President's View: Sue or Get Out of the Way

9/26/2016 - LOGA president says Gov. Edwards' call for more lawsuits against the industry a 'shakedown'


9/23/2016 - Louisiana attorney general audits firms in drywall lawsuits


9/23/2016 - Edwards using new litigation to deflect pay-to-play controversy, oil and gas industry statement says

9/22/2016 - Terrebonne will not sue oil and gas industry over wetlands damage


9/22/2016 - JBE is trying to destroy Louisiana's oil and gas industry, not save our coast


9/22/2016 - Public policy consultant blasts Edwards' choices in litigation over coastal land loss

9/23/2016 - Critics blast coastal lawsuits

9/22/2016 - Supreme Court judge got campaign money from Helis Oil, Fox 8 reports


9/22/2016 - Energy Industry Responds to Governor's Latest Attack


9/22/2016 - Gov. Edwards defends his stance on state's involvement in coastal damage lawsuits

9/22/2016 - State pursuing coastal lawsuits

9/21/2016 - JBE defends contract for coastal litigation


9/21/2016 - Louisiana's oil and gas industry is paying its part for the coast. It has for decades

9/21/2016 - John Bel Edwards: Jeff Landry can't stop Louisiana from suing oil and gas industry


9/21/2016 - Gov. John Bel Edwards: State will sue oil and gas companies directly if parishes don't


9/18/2016 - Where Landry and Edwards must meet


9/17/2016 - Jeff Sadow: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards should make good on ethics pledge


9/16/2016 - The Next Justice: Supreme Court race under radar (for now)

9/14/2016 - Coastal lawsuit needs openness


9/13/2016 - EDITORIAL: As Coast Vanishes, Politicians Feud


9/12/2016 - EDITORIAL: Get It Right Before Signing State Contract

9/12/2016 - Landry: Coastal Suits Favor Lawyers, Not Middle Class

9/12/2016 - Edwards takes Louisiana government back in time


9/12/2016 - Turf wars steal spotlight from coastal issue

9/11/2016 - James Gill: A new Gov. Edwards knows what friends are for


9/11/2016 - Attorneys picked by Edwards for coastal litigation team hold fundraiser for governor

9/8/2016 - Edwards, Landry at odds again


9/7/2016 - John Barry, Tim Doody won't return to east bank levee authority

9/7/2016 - Louisiana's oil and gas industry is still facing many obstacles on the long, difficult road to recovery

9/6/2016 - Legal deadlines suspended following flooding


9/6/2016 - Good ol' boy government wins again

9/5/2016 - Supporters of lawsuit against oil and gas companies seeking to get back on levee board after being replaced by Jindal

9/4/2016 - Potential conflict found in donor

9/2/2016 - Edwards' lawyer in coastal suit drop

9/1/2016 - Critics say Gov. Edwards is running his own 'buddy system'


8/31/2016 - Group of Gov. Edwards' top donors added to legal team for potentially lucrative coastal lawsuit

8/28/2016 - Suspension recommended for attorney who allegedly gave funds to family members

8/23/2016 - 5th Circuit: La. demand that Corps pay 100% of MR-GO restoration 'premature'


8/11/2016 - Common thread: People tired of not being heard


8/10/2016 - Judge rules for oil companies on erosion


8/9/2016 - District Court Dismisses Coastal Lawsuits as "Premature"


8/5/2016 - Louisiana pols go to court blaming Big Oil for coastal ruin


8/4/2016 - Attorney general disappointed with Vermilion Parish lawsuit


8/2/2016 - Louisiana Attorney General To File In Vermilion Oil Case

8/2/2016 - Jeff Landry hired daughter of key endorser in AG's race, looking past her criminal record

7/29/2016 - Fayard's run for Senate may be dampened by voters leery of political family

7/29/2015 - U.S. Circuit Court rejects environmental group's attempt to derail liquid natural gas projects in Texas & Louisiana


7/28/2016 - Stutes sues oil companies in Vermilion


7/28/2016 - Law clerk accuses 3 of defamation

7/28/2016 - The DA in Lafayette Just Filed a Coastal Lawsuit Against The Oil Industry

7/27/2016 - A legitimate violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act or lawsuit abuse?

7/22/2016 - Attorneys: Dismiss suit against Campbell


7/18/2016 - Jury selection in Gulf oil spill fraud case against lawyer


7/14/2016 - 2nd Circuit Court reverses Sharp's ruling in medical malpractice lawsuit


7/14/2016 - Briggs: Oil industry regulation remains in hands of proper authorities


7/14/2016 - BP's final tab for the 2010 Gulf oil spill? $61.6 billion

7/6/2016 - Feds appeal ruling in St. Bernard, Lower 9 MR-GO damage case

7/5/2016 - Judicial funding 'scheme' dismantled in Ascension Parish

7/5/2016 - 22 BP fraud charges against lawyer duplicate others

6/30/2016 - Oil and gas companies block Edwards' end run around state's regulatory process


6/30/2016 - Parish may sue oil, gas companies


6/28/2016 - Louisiana's high court suspends two district court judges, one for a year


6/27/2016 - Marchman seeks leave to file sealed document


6/18/2016 - Retrial ordered after judge's alleged bizarre behavior in medical malpractice case

6/18/2016 - Don Briggs: Coastal litigation tactics unnecessary


6/18/2016 - Judge rules HPL closure process was improper

6/17/2016 - Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear St. Tammany fracking appeal, likely ending 2-year challenge v. Helis

6/6/2016 - Bid to cut Louisana's spending laws wins final OK


6/5/2016 - Editorial: AG should refocus attention


6/5/2016 - Courts may have to end feud


6/2/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry says Senate budget proposal would damage his office

5/31/2016 - CORRECTION: Louisiana deals with a load of medical malpractice suits, data shows

5/30/2016 - State seeking settlement to fund coastal restoration in Louisiana

5/24/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry sets himself up as John Bel Edwards' political foe


5/24/2016 - Negotiations over budget, safety-net hospitals and coastal litigation are critical to Edwards' legacy

5/21/2016 - Judge Becnel stepping down from 40th Judicial District


5/21/2016 - Calls for 18th Judicial District Court judge to resign

5/20/2016 - Governor wants oil industry to pay for coastal restoration

5/18/2016 - CEO survey says Louisiana's litigation laws are bad for business


5/17/2016 - Attorney general's budget faces hurdles


5/16/2016 - State appeals whistleblower verdict


5/15/2016 - Our Views: Power grab by Landry, cluttering budget process


5/14/2016 - Former St. Charles DA Morel disbarred for life

5/14/2016 - Louisiana attorney general condemns climate change subpoenas as violation of free speech

5/14/2016 - Eight suits filed over crude oil spill along Bayou Teche

5/14/2016 - Former Orleans juvenile judge is unnamed co-conspirator in auto theft ring, sources say


5/11/2016 - House GOP trying to help GOP

5/11/2016 - Guest Column: Bill is about generating lawsuits, not equal pay

5/10/2016 - Citing litigious environment and budget mess, Louisiana tumbles in 'Chief Executive' ranking of best states for businesses


5/9/2016 - Baton Rouge judges appear before Louisiana Supreme Court to make cases against suspension


5/9/2016 - AG Jeff Landry getting autonomous spending control?

5/9/2016 - Louisiana House committee votes to strengthen attorney general, weakening governor's power


5/3/2016 - Video: Pair of Baton Rouge area judges make cases against suspensions to state Supreme Court


5/3/2016 - The investigators: 2 judges face La. Supreme Court for allegations of misconduct

5/3/2016 - District Judges face Supreme Court for inappropriate behavior

5/3/2016 - Louisiana Supreme Court to consider suspensions of two veteran Baton Rouge-area judges Tuesday


5/2/2016 - Supreme Court rejects appeal in shareholder suit against BP


4/27/2016 - Judge Hicks assigned to Marchman lawsuit against 4 JDC officials following James', Hayes' recusal


4/26/2016 - GROW Louisiana Coalition takes John Barry to task over oil and gas lawsuits

4/25/2016 - Walter Reed donated $25,000 after pastor referred clients: testimony

4/22/2016 - E. Eric Guirard allowed to resume practice of law in Louisiana


4/17/2016 - Louisiana DNR could benefit from parishes' suits against oil and gas industries

4/20/2016 - 4th JDC judge sues other judges, law clerk


4/15/2016 - Louisiana Association of Business and Industry opposes state False Claims Act


4/12/2016 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch supports asbestos litigation transparency bill

4/11/2016 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says attorney fees paid out from $20 billion BP oil spill settlement is 'absurd'


4/10/2016 - Our Views: Facing his second suspension, 18th JDC Judge Robin Free should resign


4/9/2016 - Deepwater Horizon Trustees receive much of $20 billion BP settlement


4/9/2016 - Stephanie Grace: Breakthrough with Big Oil on coast more possible now 

4/9/2016 - Addressing possible lawsuits is at the heart of the equal pay fight

4/8/2016 - State's high court has little tolerance for judicial misconduct, Loyola professor says


4/8/2016 - Suing Big Oil no longer 'frivolous'


4/7/2016 - Gov. Edwards instructs administration to intervene in parish coastal suits against oil and gas companies

4/7/2016 - Edwards files motion to intervene in 39 coastal lawsuits


4/6/2016 - How much were Louisiana's lawyers paid in the BP oil case?


4/6/2016 - St. John the Baptist parish facing class-action lawsuits over brain-eating amoeba water contamination

4/5/2016 - Suspensions recommended for two 18th JDC judges; Louisiana Supreme Court to hear cases in May


4/4/2016 - BP's $20B settlement 'ends a long sad chapter in American environmental history'


3/31/2016 - Appeals court mulling coastal erosion lawsuit appeal after hearing oral arguments

3/22/2016 - Landry: AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the "Buddy System"


3/18/2016 - St. Tammany fracking opponents will appeal to LA Supreme Court


3/17/2016 - Confidence in judiciary up in the air after fraud conviction of Orleans Parish judge


3/17/2016 - Ousted levee authority member Jeff Angers participates in budget votes


3/17/2016 - The Investigators: More questions about judge's bond orders

3/15/2015 - Attorney general moves to take over 39 oil industry damage suits


3/11/2016 - 4 nominated for east bank levee authority seats


3/9/2016 - Gas and oil association: Levee board's suit 'sends the wrong signal'

3/4/2016 - Legal expert: Judges need to recuse themseleves when contributors become litigants


3/4/2016 - Lawsuit Connecting Plaintiffs' Law Firm and Mississippi AG's Office in Kickback Scheme Ordered Unsealed


2/27/2016 - La. Lawsuit Abuse Watch applauds Landry's quick-end to the Buddy System


3/2/2016 - Anonymous judge accuses Louisiana judiciary panel of illegal discipline


3/1/2016 - Residents, oil field workers speak against Cameron Parish lawsuits


2/29/2016 - Levee board argues in federal appeals court for revival of landmark lawsuit


2/23/2016 - New U.S. Chamber study could bolster fate of Sen. Flake's asbestos trust tranasparency bill


2/22/2016 - Appointment of a former attorney general to key conservation post 'unprecedented'


2/21/2016 - Oil industry president calls potential environmental lawsuits 'money grabs'


2/18/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry Terminates Government Legal Contracts with District Attorneys


2/15/2016 - Judge Castle makes La. Supreme Court run official


2/14/2016 - Our Views: Attorney General Edwards? It might have happened


2/7/2016 - U.S. attorney nominated for federal judge

2/7/2016 - Court to hear flood protection authority's appeal to revive oil company lawsuit on Feb. 29

2/5/2016 - Trial attorney to run for Senate

2/5/2016 - Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backs FACT Act

2/4/2016 - North Louisiana judge removed from bench, re-elected, disgraces his office in sentencing drug dealing state cop

2/4/2016 - Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backs FACT Act


2/4/2016 - Trial attorney to run for Senate

2/4/2016 - U.S. Attorney nominated for federal judge

2/4/2016 - State Supreme Court suspends Baton Rouge attorney for negligent misconduct

2/4/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry Names Civil Transition Committee


2/4/2016 - Genovese running for Louisiana Supreme Court

1/31/2016 - Edwards stands firm on legacy lawsuits

1/29/2016 - New Report Details Unintended Consequences of Louisiana's Consumer Protection Laws, Recommends Reforms


1/27/2016 - New St. Bernard president signs coastal lawsuit deal with top donors


1/27/2016 - St. Bernard hiring of lawyers to sue oil firms hits snag

1/27/2016 - Second Company Accuses Asbestos Lawyers of Racketeering


1/23/2016 - LLAW to take tort reform message to Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge


1/22/2016 - Flood protection authority to argue for revival of lawsuit against oil companies

1/20/2016 - Attorney General Jeff Landry Announces Division Directors at Louisiana Department of Justice

1/18/2016 - Misconduct allegations against Louisiana lawyers reaches decade high

1/15/2016 - Jeff Landry discusses chief deputy choice, top priorities as attorney general


1/15/2016 - U.S. District Judge Richard Haik, Sr. retires from the bench, returns to private practice: "You don't make a lot of friends in this job"

1/12/2016 - East bank levee authority sees membership shakeup for new year


1/10/2016 - The justices, brought to you by their campaign


1/9/2016 - Jeff Landry ready to start new chapter in AG office


1/8/2016 - U.S. Chamber Applauds House Passage of Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act

1/4/2016 - In battle over 'forced recusals,' Louisiana Supreme Court justice takes his case to federal court


1/4/2016 - House to consider bill winnowing class-action suits


1/1/2016 - Louisiana Supreme Court could overturn law barring felons from public office

12/23/2015 - Attorney general-elect: "We are going to run an honest, ethical and hardworking office"

12/20/2015 - Tort reform effort up the air with John Bel Edwards as governor


12/17/2015 - Judicial Hellhole? Fiction, says Gov.-elect Edwards spokesman


12/17/2015 - Louisians's A Judicial Hellhole - Again - And That Isn't Changing Anytime Soon

12/17/2015 - Louisiana named one of the nation's top "Judicial Hellholes" again


12/7/2015 - Levee board lawsuit against oil and gas alive and well, though moving slowly


12/5/2015 - Cleanup following 1982 train derailment in Livingston near an end


12/2/2015 - Atty. Gen.-elect Landry urges employees to re-apply for jobs


12/1/2015 - Louisiana's 'Buddy System' ain't over till it's over


11/27/2015 - Lawyers' Class-Action Payouts Face Court Challenge


11/26/2015 - Zurik: Judge Medley takes a bite of the Big Apple, on taxpayers' tab

11/24/2015 - Buddy Caldwell's awful concession speech and his history of saying the wrong thing: Jarvis DeBarry

11/14/2015 - Caldwell continues contracting outside lawyers

11/22/2015 - Landry knocks off Caldwell in Louisiana attorney general's race


11/22/2015 - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards names chief of staff and transition team, faces questions about Medicaid expansion

11/21/2015 - John Bel Edwards beats David Vitter to become Louisiana's next governor

11/21/2015 - How'd he do it? Stephanie Grace breaks down John Bel Edwards' gameplan to win governor's race in ruby-red Louisiana

11/20/2015 - Low profile attorney general race has fair share of accusations


11/20/2015 - JOYCE: Landry Has Committed to Transparency, Caldwell Has Not

11/13/2015 - LOGA Press Release


11/13/2015 - LMOGA Responds to Plaquemines Parish Council Decision

11/12/2015 - Plaquemines council votes to kill coastal lawsuit against oil and gas

11/12/2015 - Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

11/13/2015 - Plaquemines council drops wetlands suits against oil industry


11/12/2015 - Trial lawyers, business groups view seat as key for tort reform

11/10/2015 - Oil and gas lawsuits up for debate

11/9/2015 - Letter: Meritless suits need to stop


11/3/2015 - The Hayride Is Preparing to File a Public Records Request With the Attorney General's Office, Here's What We're Asking For


11/2/2015 - Louisiana AG 'brazen' about pay-to-play 'Buddy System'


11/1/2015 - Inventing Class Actions


10/29/2015 - Texas lawyer expected in court in oil spill-related case

10/28/2015 - Louisiana, Gulf states settle oil spill claims with Transocean


10/19/2015 - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell faces sharp attacks from all sides in his bid for third term


10/16/2015 - Why Is Dan Claitor In With the Trial Lawyers?

10/17/2015 - Letters: Reforms needed to bring fairness, balance to La. civil justice system

10/15/2015 - VIDEO: Dardenne, Vitter Address Lawsuit Reform at Gubernatorial Forum

10/15/2015 - Dardenne, Vitter Address Lawsuit Reform at Gubernatorial Forum

10/14/15 - CCS/LLAW Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Tort Reform


10/14/15 - Gubernatorial debates raising issue


10/14/15 - Today's tort reform debate shows why we can't have nice things in the governor's race

10/5/2015 - LOGA Statement Regarding U.S. Chamber SLFPA-E Amicus Brief


10/3/2015 - Battle between business interests, trial lawyers part of Louisiana's governor's race


10/3/2015 - AG race: Landry leads in money raised

10/2/2015 - Letters: Chamber, LABI get it wrong regarding law

10/1/2015 - Tort reform a deciding issue as gubernatorial race approaches

9/11/2015 - Louisiana ranked next to last again in national lawsuit climate survey

9/30/2015 - New Report Unearths 'Trial Lawyer Underground'


9/23/2015 - Video at link: Third party money enters the Attorney General race


9/23/2015 - LTE: Environmental Cleanup Lacks Despite Lawsuit Settlements

9/23/2015 - State Senator Viewpoint: Lack of Factual, Reliable Discussion Hurting Louisiana's Financial Future

9/11/2015 - Survey Says: Louisiana needs to clean up its courts


9/11/2015 - Survey Previews Legal Climate Agenda

9/11/2015 - Survey: Louisiana among least fair states to sued firms

9/10/2015 - Interview with U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa Ricard

9/10/2015 - Louisiana's Lawsuit Climate Ranks Second Worst Nationwide

9/10/2015 - Louisiana Ranked Next to Last in National Lawsuit Climate Survey Again

8/22/2015 - St. Bernard settles brain-eating amoeba death suit with family


8/21/2015 - New Orleans needs you to help hold back the sea: John Barry

8/6/2015 - Briggs: BP money is showing the true colors of local pols in Louisiana


8/5/2015 - Palowsky sues district court judges, too


7/24/2015 - Lawsuits focus on disabilities act

8/3/2015 - New Orleans civil judges mull filing fee hike to address deficit, accountants say


7/28/2015 - In rare move, GOP endorses Jeff Landry for AG over incumbent Buddy Caldwell


7/28/2015 - Buddy Caldwell responds to GOP's endorsement of Jeff Landry for attorney general

7/28/2015 - State Republican Party backs Jeff Landry for attorney general against GOP incumbent


7/28/2015 - Happy Bartday: Prairieville family celebrates son's second birthday with Morris Bart-themed party


7/24/2015 - Deepwater Horizon fee committee named; Plaintiffs' attorneys to make suggestions on own pay


7/20/2015 - Stephanie Grace: 'Fascinating prospect' David Vitter, President Obama might find common ground in replacing New Orleans judge


7/17/2015 - Buddy Caldwell Continues to Show His True Colors, Campaigns With Anti-Gun Barbara Norton

7/14/2015 - Plaq. Council rejects BP settlement offer


7/13/2015 - James Gill: Louisiana Supreme Court judge Jeff Hughes' same-sex marriage comments show he's 'clearly too dim for this job'


7/7/2015 - Judge Refuses to Toss Lawsuit Over Decade-Old Gulf Oil Leak


7/2/2015 - Mandeville attorney, former candidate Nanine McCool disbarred by Louisiana Supreme Court


7/2/2015 - Louisiana to receive several billion dollars are part of massive BP oil spill settlement with Gulf states


7/2/2015 - Attorneys banned from representing Deepwater Horizon return legal fees on fraudulent claim

7/1/2015 - Guest column: Contributions can wreck scales of justice


7/1/2015 - Letter to the Editor: Louisiana judges are bound to the strictest of ethical standards


6/29/2015 - Shell, Chevron win bid to dismiss gas station employer's cancer suit

6/27/2015 - Political Horizons: Opening government in the courthouses


6/22/2015 - Lawsuit spells out love triangle involving lawyer, client and judge


6/22/2015 - Steve Scalise chooses Jeff Landry for attorney general over incumbent Buddy Caldwell

6/18/2015 - East bank levee authority elects energy suit opponent as president


6/18/2015 - Courts Increasingly Skeptical of Speculative Asbestos Claims 

6/15/2015 - U.S. Chamber's Rickard Named 'Legend in Law' Winner at The Burton Awards


6/12/2015 - Louisiana AG antitrust lawsuit against Pfizer remanded to federal court; Case relying on assistance from highly paid private attorneys


6/11/2015 - Litigants turn to crowdfunding to finance lawsuits


6/9/2015 - Judge to Set Chinese Drywall Damages for 2,700 Homeowners


6/3/2015 - Plaintiff's attorneys defend spending $775k to elect Louisiana Supreme Court Justice; Oppose oil company attempts to recuse him from 'legacy lawsuits'


5/27/2015 - Justice Hughes asked to recuse himself in several cases involving large campaign contributor


5/21/2015 - Hearing loss ruling favors businesses


5/19/2015 - THE BUDDY SYSTEM: This Sure Looks Like a Pay-For-Play Scam By Caldwell, Does It Not?


5/19/2015 - As deadline looms for Deepwater Horizon claims, plaintiffs' attorneys prepare for huge payday


5/15/2015 - Judiciary committee stops trio of reform bills, including one requiring posting of outside income, in-depth financial information for judges, judicial candidates

5/15/2015 - Judicial transparency legislative package dies


5/13/2015 - Caldwell accusing AstraZeneca of preventing generic drug from hitting market


5/12/2015 - Industry notches up big win in LA Supreme Court victory concerning workplace hearing loss

5/12/2015 - Louisiana Senate OKs gender-based equal pay bill


5/8/2015 - Texas Bill Aims to Raise Bar On Asbestos Claims


5/8/2015 - Louisiana Supreme Court ruling in hearing-loss case a big victory for industry


5/6/2015 - Settlement conference in MR-GO damages case ends with no resolution

5/6/2015 - Lawmakers and judges get pass on budget cuts


5/3/2015 - Supreme Court disbars former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, convicted of bribery, racketeering


5/3/2015 - Judge: Inspector General lacked authority in investigation of former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye, subpoenas granted without legal basis

4/27/2015 - President's View: A Reputation in the Balance


4/30/2015 - Louisiana judges still barred from asking for campaign donations, thanks to Supreme Court ruling


4/28/2015 - Judge approves jury trials for medical lawsuits over spill


4/28/2015 - Ex-congressman Landry in the fundraising lead for attorney general's race


4/23/2015 - Louisiana AG political contributors reap lucrative legal contracts in BP litigation; biggest contractor, caught napping in court, has reaped $12M


4/23/2015 - Louisiana lawmakers on House labor committee kill pay equity bill


4/22/2015 - The poisoned promises of Agriculture Street

4/22/2015 - Louisiana equal pay bills fail

4/15/2015 - Louisiana Attorney General's Office accused by pharmaceutical giant of attempting to pursue case that was already settled


4/10/2015 - Plantiffs attorneys who filed coastal damage lawsuit agianst oil companies poured thousands in campaign funds to Plaquemines Parish Council candidates


4/9/2015 - Judge listens to complaints from former Bayou Corne residents, but finds the sinkhole settlement and attorney fees to be fair


4/9/2015 - LABI seeks judicial transparency


4/6/2015 - Disciplinary board targets Tammany lawyer


4/2/2015 - Opinion: How the Tort Juggernaut Trolls for Clients

3/31/2015 - Louisiana attorney planning on expanding, combining multiple nationwide class action lawsuits on arsenic content in wine


3/31/2015 - Big bucks pour into Plaquemines over lawsuit


3/31/2015 - Why Lawsuit Lending Left Unchecked Is a Threat to Free Enterprise


3/30/2015 - Special master in Bayou Corne sinkhole settlement admits he served as attorney for plaintiffs' counsel; Impartiality called into question


3/20/2015 - The Citizen files criminal complaint against District Court; court seeks declaratory judgment


3/19/2015 - CONAWAY: A More Accessible and Transparent Judiciary Will Improve the Louisiana Legal Climate


3/18/2015 - 4th Judicial District Court digs in, goes dark


3/17/2015 - Breaking: Sims receives 30 day suspension without pay


3/16/2015 - Woman sues 47 companies claiming they are responsible for her asbestos-related mesothelioma


3/16/2015 - Special master in Bayou Corne sinkhole case has deep connections to plaintiff's attorney, possible conflicts of interest

3/16/2015 - Louisiana gubernatorial candidates sound off on coastal erosion

3/12/2015 - In blow to energy industry, federal judges return 7 parish environmental damage suites to state court


3/12/2015 - Plaquemines councilwoman withdraws motionto delay suit against oil companies


3/12/2015 - US judge returns coastal protection suit to state court


3/11/2015 - Louisiana's Corrupting 'Buddy System' Seemingly Back in Business, Despite Recent Reform


3/11/2015 - 4th Judicial District Court stymies public records requests


3/10/2015 - Legal watchdog accuses attorneys representing class in Bayou Corne Sinkhole case of charging exorbitant legal fees


3/10/2015 - "Buddy System" Strikes Again: Attorney General Buddy Caldwell launches new litigation scheme with support from campaign backers

3/9/2015 - SADOW: Maybe People Will Now Notice That The SLFPA-E Wasn't Above Politics After All

3/9/2015 - Supreme Court allows Baton Rouge lawyer, disbarred 6 years ago, to resume practice of law

3/9/2015 - Jury pools shrink in Livingston, Tangipahoa parishes when residents fail to respond to call for jury duty; judge weighs options

3/6/2015 - BP Ends Attempt to Oust Oil Spill Claims Administrator


3/4/2015 - Our Views: Board ditches its independence

3/3/2015 - Legal watchdog calls out attorneys, court officers on oil spill riches

3/2/2015 - Oil, gas industry leaders meet wtih Vitter


3/2/2015 - Board votes to continue appeal in coastal erosion lawsuit

3/2/2015 - Appeal of wetlands damage suit against energy companies will continue

3/2/2015 - Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

3/2/2015 - What's left of the levee board's lawsuit


3/2/2015 - Exxon: We're paying bad gasoline claims

2/26/2015 - Letter to the Editor: Barry's lawsuit targeting energy industry is incredibly misguided

2/26/2015 - Measure to kill wetlands damage lawsuit appeal likely to fail

2/26/2015 - Lawyers sanctioned over mishandling of BP damage claims

2/26/2015 - 3 lawyers banned from handling BP oil spill claims

2/25/2015 - Letter to the Editor: Barry misrepresents report's findings in latest attack on oil industry


2/24/2015 - Column: Preventing Coastal Extortion


2/22/2015 - Stephanie Grace: Was the coastal lawsuit worth it?


2/21/2015 - Our Views: Flood-protection board hamstrung by lawyers

2/21/2015 - Judge Frank Marullo temporarily ordered off bench by Louisiana Supreme Court pending investigation

2/20/2015 - 5th U.S. Circuit Court judge cleared in misconduct complaint

2/19/2015 - Flood authority divided on future of lawsuit over wetlands

2/19/2015 - VIDEO: Levee authority Vice President Joe Hassinger discusses why the authority shouldn't appeal dismissal of wetlands damage lawsuit


2/19/2015 - Flood authority discusses appeal of judge's smackdown to its oil and gas lawsuit


2/18/2015 - Quin Hilyer: This Louisiana levee board's rejected lawsuit 'the equivalent of Cumberland College's 0-222 loss to Georgia Tech in 1916'


2/18/2015 - Guest commentary: Land loss, not lawsuit, is the problem

2/18/2015 - East bank levee authority to discuss rejection of its oil company wetlands damage suit

2/15/2015 - The Political Ramifications Of The SLFPA-E Lawsuit's Demise

2/14/2015 - LLAW statement on the SLFPA-E lawsuit dismissal

2/13/2015 - Federal judge dismisses levee authority's wetlands damage lawsuit against oil, gas companies








2/10/2015 - Louisiana AG sues GSK, says it 'schemed' to stop generic revisions of Flonase


2/5/2015 - Senate proposed bill could weaken coastal erosion lawsuit


2/1/2015 - Shelly Silver's Asbestos Gold


1/31/2015 - BP oil spill at issue in two federal court cases next week


1/30/2015 - Trial lawyer accuses legal watchdog group of misleading statements involving coastal land lass legal battle

1/23/2015 - Another Deepwater Horizon fraud case resolved; Woman convicted ordered to repay $98K


1/22/2015 - Lawyer who filed initial lawsuit against BP over Deepwater Horizon oil spill says settlement irreparably broken

1/23/2015 - ILR Comments on Asbestos Litigation Abuses in Wake of New York Assembly Speaker Indictment

1/21/2015 - BP oil spill harmed wildlife, habitat 'everywhere it went,' expert testifies


1/20/2015 - Unsealed U.S. lawsuits tell of alleged fraud by asbestos law firms


1/20/2015 - Coastal lawsuits aim to grab money, not restore land


1/20/2015 - BP, feds start fight in New Orleans courtroom over 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill fines

1/18/2015 - Supreme Court to Review Bans on Solicitations in Judge Races

1/15/2015 - New Lawsuits Have Oil Fighting Two Fronts

1/9/2015 - Improper solicitation of nearly 10,000 BP claims at issue in federal breach of contract lawsuit


1/9/2015 - Gov. Bobby Jindal asks state Supreme Court to uphold law banning wetlands damage suit against oil companies

1/9/2015 - Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

1/5/2015 - Traffic Court clerk moves on, says court should too

1/5/2015 - The Surprise in Your King Cake Might Be No Prize at All

1/5/2015 - Liability concerns leadng more king cake makers to leave the baby out of the batter

1/7/2015 - City judge faces 90-day suspension

1/3/2015 - Column: LABI to continue pushing judicial reforms


12/30/2014 - Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules

12/22/2014 - Terrebonne Council says it won't sue oil companies for damage to coast

12/30/2014 - Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

12/29/2014- Waguespack: Accountability and transparency needed in 2015

12/22/2014 - Number of claims found to be based on false tax forms grows as special master asks more claimants to return damage awards

12/20/2014 - Buddy Caldwell and his campaign treasurer's lawsuit against State Farm to speed up


12/19/2014 - Antitrust case against State Farm brought by La. AG, campaign treasurer transferred to MDL

12/19/2014 - Steps taken against contingency contracts

12/18/2014 - Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue


12/18/2014 - Oil spill claims administrator sets deadline for settlement claims

12/18/2014 - La. Supreme Court reprimands plaintiff's attorney for filing 'harassing, burdensome' lawsuits against former client

12/16/2014 - Louisiana again tops annual Judicial Hellholes report; BP oil spill case, Attorney General contingency fee cases noted

12/15/2014 - Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit


12/13/2014 - Post-Katrina resentment revived by court's ruling


12/11/2014 - Walter Lee resigns from BESE, pleads guilty to misdemeanor, website reports


12/11/2014 - Judge suspended for accepting hunting trip from plaintiffs attorneys who received $1.2 million personal injury settlement

12/11/2014 - Appeals court refuses to toss case against Yolanda King for allegedly lying about living in New Orleans

12/10/2014 - Federal judge hears same arguments that failed oil and gas industry in state court

12/10/2014 - Kennedy Considering AG

12/10/2014 - Levee authority, energy firms argue in court over law passed to kill wetlands lawsuit

12/10/2014 - Arguments set on law to kill 'Big Oil' lawsuit

12/10/2014 - West Baton Rouge judge suspended for accepting free trip from attorney

12/9/2014 - Feds blast BP's request to cut billions in spill fines

12/9/2014 - 18th JDC Judge suspended without pay, ordered to pay back thousands

12/9/2014 - Should judges be allowed to ask lawyers for campaign donations? Issue headed to U.S. Supreme Court, website reports

12/8/2014 - BP's oil spill settlement appeal rejected by U.S. Supreme Court


12/6/2014 - New Orleans Juvenile Court race turns ugly with last-minute mudslinging


12/6/2014 - Higginbotham wins 19th Judicial District Court seat

12/5/2014 - Alleged Adulterer Lake Charles Judge Claims Opponent Doesn't Pay Taxes


12/3/2014 - In Jefferson Parish judge race, Taylor restarts her fight to stop Anzelmo 'robe' TV spot


12/3/2014 - 1st Parish Court loser bashed Johnny Lee before endorsing him

12/2/2014 - Plaquemines Parish oil and gas environmental damages suit moves from federal to state court

12/2/2014 - Wearing judicial robe in TV ad lands Jefferson Parish judge candidate in court


12/2/2014 - Town of Abita Springs files its own lawsuit in effort to block proposed St. Tammany fracking


12/2/2014 - Judge: Ex-Louisiana Sen. Rob Marionneaux owes $1M he improperly took from ex-law partner Lewis Unglesby


11/26/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Flood authority lawsuit isn't the answer to coastal erosion


11/21/2014 - Levee breach lawsuit illustrates class action racket

11/23/2014 - Louisiana Spotlight: Big Oil lawsuit survives, so far


11/20/2014 - Judge rules former State Sen. Marionneaux must repay former law partner $1M


11/21/2014 - Settlement funds earmarked for coast


11/19/2014 - Judge Chris Bruno files contempt motion against Ruth Ramsey


11/19/2014 - Chevron ordered Plaquemines councilman to recuse himself in vote on environmental damage lawsuits


11/19/2014 - Judges' pay panel keeps status quo


11/18/2014 - Gladstone Jones: settlement with oil companies 'inevitable'

11/14/2014 - 'LaPolitics': Race for attorney general not slowing

11/13/2014 - Plaquemines Parish Council fails to kill environmental damage suits against energy companies in close vote Thursday


11/13/2014 - Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling in 2010 oil spill case

11/13/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Settlement isn't close to what coast needs

11/13/2014 - Federal judge urged to throw out wetlands damage suit

11/13/2014 - Guest commentary: BP case brings fraud issue to court


11/12/2014 - Future of levee authority's wetlands damage suit may not be decided until December, judge says

11/11/2014 - Guest commentary: Three strikes against levee board lawsuit


11/11/2014 - Levee authority wetlands lawsuit faces dismissal hearing in federal court Wednesday

11/11/2014 - Judge refuses to fire Gulf oil spill claims chief

11/11/2014 - Hurricane Katrina flood victims to finally receive payouts

11/7/2014 - Lawyer accused of BP oil spill claims corruption defends payments, says he was hiding money from wife, not law


11/7/2014 - Thousands could get small share of $20M settlement with local levee districts

11/6/2014 - Court Reaffirms BP is Liable in Gulf Oil Spill

11/6/2014 - East bank levee authority finance committee recommends setting up restricted fund for wetlands suit settlement money

11/6/2014 - Asbestos Fraudsters Will Pay $7.3 Million to Settle CSX Transportation's RICO Case against Them


11/6/2014 - Column: Maybe lawsuit wasn't so frivolous


11/5/2014 - Editorial: Coastal damages lawsuit goes on, as it should


11/5/2014 - Federal judge set to hear challenges to corruption claims in oil spill settlement program

11/3/2014 - Levee authority, two oil companies release copy of $50,000 settlement agreement

11/3/2014 - Sexual harrassment case against David Bell, former juvenile judge, settled out of court

11/2/2014 - Judge: Law that sought to block erosion lawsuit is unconstitutional

10/31/2014 - Judge: Oil Co. lawsuit bill unconstitutional

10/31/2014 - Two small energy companies settle coastal damage claims with N.O. levee authority

10/30/2014 - New Orleans owes more than $34 million in legal judgments, has no plan for paying them

10/30/2014 - Two energy companies settle with east bank levee authority for $50,000; full terms not disclosed

10/30/2014 - BP brings new evidence in bid to oust oil spill claims administrator


10/29/2014 - New Orleans councilwoman chastises judges for travel costs, but judges ask for more


10/28/2014 - Letter: La. judiciary shows lack of judgment


10/27/2014 - Calling a Spade a Spade: Wall Street Journal weighs in on the "lawsuit cesspool" otherwise known as Louisiana

10/2014 - A step forward in legal reform, still miles to go

10/27/2014 - St. Tammany Parish can proceed with fracking lawsuit, judge rules


10/27/2014 - Profile of 23rd Judicial District: Who's leaving, who's vying for two open seats


10/26/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Master Plan, not new tax, best thing for oil and gas

10/26/2014 - West Baton Rouge judge accepts free flight from plaintiff lawyer who wins $1.2M in his court; what was he thinking?

10/23/2014 - Tort Blowout Preventer

10/21/2014 - U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes Louisiana organizations for legal reform efforts


10/21/2014 - 3rd Circuit Court election includes 5 SW La. parishes


10/21/2014 - Supreme Court turns back appeal of Cameron, other La. parishes

10/20/2014 - U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal to revive lawsuits against BP by 11 parishes

10/19/2014 - Column: Free ride, in more ways than one

10/17/2014 - THE END OF THE WORLD

10/16/2014 - Editorial: Constitution prevails in levee board lawsuit

10/16/2014 - James Gill: Voters to decide on geriatric judges


10/15/2014 - Plaintiffs urge courts to reject BP's push to oust oil spill claims program head

10/15/2014 - Judges Dismiss Complaint on Alleged Bias Remarks

10/14/2014 - WLF Encourages Louisiana Supreme Court to Crack Down On Junk Science in the Classroom

10/14/2014 - Judiciary commission recommends 30-day suspension of West Baton Rouge judge for all-expenses paid hunting trip


10/14/2014 - Candidates for 19th JDC court challenge incumbent's judgment

10/12/2014 - Quin Hillyer: History of CWEL should quell wetlands lawsuit

10/11/2014 - Sunshine: Lawyers lassoed big bucks

10/11/2014 - No need for New Orleans criminal court judges to travel to resorts for continuing education: Editorial

10/10/2014 - Louisiana judges' travel is an outrageous racket: James Varney

10/9/2014 - Louisiana Oil & Gas Assn. argues law blocking wetlands damage suit is constitutional

10/9/2014 - Another fraudulent claim identified by special master in BP case; investigator requests $240k repayment

10/8/2014 - AG Buddy Caldwell supports court ruling that new state law doesn't block levee authority


10/8/2014 - Louisiana judges don't have to show receipts for $118 per-diem

10/8/2014 - New Orleans public paid $75,000 for judges' trips to beach resorts, mountain lodges, more

10/8/2014 - BP has "buyer's remorse" over spill deal, opponents tell Supreme Court

10/7/2014 - Judge asks for further arguments over constitutionality of levee board lawsuit

10/7/2014 - Quin Hilyer, John M. Barry: To supplement coastal trust, add a coastal levy


10/7/2014 - Baton Rouge judge: New law does not kill flood protection board's lawsuit


10/6/2014 - ALFORD: Left Letting the Right Prosecute Caldwell

10/6/2014 - Medical Center of Louisiana sued by woman claiming injuries due to feeding tube placement


10/6/2014 - Judge rules new state law doesn't stop levee authority from suing oil companies

10/6/2014 - Judge adds 4,000 plaintifs to Chinese drywall case


10/3/2014 - BP: Judge should amend 'gross negligence' ruling


10/2/2014 - The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever


10/2/2014 - Legality of law stripping east bank levee authority of right to sue energy companies for wetlands damages could face first test in Baton Rouge court on Monday

10/3/2014 - East bank levee authority's environmental damages suit against energy companies has produced $642,000 in legal expenses, $1.2 million in 'political costs' through August

10/2/2014 - BP asks court to revise findings or grant new trial


10/2/2014 - Exxon joins Jindal to face Dr. Mud in wetlands legal fight

10/2/2014 - Column: Lapeyre's audacity knows no bounds

9/27/2014 - Levee board re-nominates lawsuit supporter


9/26/2014 - Supporter of coastal erosion lawsuit against oil companies nominated for levee board


9/25/2014 - Experts wonder if suing 'Big Oil' is really worth it for Louisiana


9/26/2014 - New vote on Kemp


9/25/2014 - St. Bernard House Seat Targeted


9/25/2014 - Survival of Big Oil lawsuit hinges on fate of 1 levee board member

9/23/2014 - Slidell man charged with wire fraud in BP oil spill claim

9/23/2014 - New Orleans criminal court Judge Frank Marullo could face ethics query over TV report


9/23/2014 - Committee must meet again Thursday to pick board member for levee authority


9/23/2014 - Committee to vote again on levee authority nominee who favors lawsuit

9/21/2014 - Editorial: Politics behind a 'nonpolitical' board

9/21/2014 - Right vote on Kemp

9/18/2014 - Committee's decision preserves levee authority's lawsuit against oil and gas industry - for now

9/18/2014 - Setback in effort to kill lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal erosion

9/18/2014 - District judge faces sanctions for trip, other alleged improprieties

9/18/2014 - Committee nominates proponent of environmental damages lawsuit against energy companies to east bank levee authority suit

9/17/2014 - Louisiana attorney general says "legacy lawsuit" attorneys can't sue in state's name
LETTER FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL
AUTHORIZING PARISH RESOLUTION

9/17/2014 - Nominating committee to consider controversial appointments for east bank levee authority on Thursday

9/17/2014 - Column: Lawyers Behaving Badly


9/16/2014 - After cases of alleged fraud exposed, claims administrator says tax documents not routinely verified in claims


9/14/2014 - Southeast Louisiana flood authority still needs Paul Kemp


9/12/2014 - Amendment an issue in 9th Judicial District race


9/11/2014 - Guest commentary: Politics threatens levee board reforms


9/9/2014 - St. John Judge Mary Becnel cleared to seek re-election; challenger Mona Joseph still off ballot


9/8/2014 - New evidence released in oil spill settlement debacle leaves another black eye on Louisiana's legal reputation


9/8/2014 - La. asbestos attorneys want clients' info to remain sealed in Garlock case


9/8/2014 - Even hefty fines no problem for oil giant


9/7/2014 - Gulf Coast residents, workers hail judge's ruling against BP

9/6/2014 - Hunting alligators, GOP members of Congress help former Rep. Jeff Landry raise money


9/3/2014 - Two EBR area judges draw no opponents for appellate court seats


9/2/2014 - New Orleans Judge Frank Marullo's candidacy questioned in 4th Circuit Court of Appeal


9/2/2014 - Few Louisiana judges will be elected "by the people" this fall


8/29/2014 - Deckhand at various Louisiana drill sites files suit after contracting mesothelioma

8/28/2014 - Future of 'Big Oil' at stake as panel meets

8/29/2014 - Small Steps Made in Legal Reform

8/29/2014 - Legislature Addresses Key Issues, But Legal Landscape Remains Uncertain

8/26/2014 - Editorial: Politics and Flood Control

8/26/2014 - Minority judge lawsuit to continue despite candidate win

8/25/2014 - Judge tosses suit claiming BP misled regulators about Gulf platform


8/20/2014 - Lawsuit fight makes choosing new Flood Authority members a very tricky business


8/20/2014 - New fight over judges


8/18/2014 - Former West Bank levee authority member seeks east bank seat, could be swing vote on oil suit


8/17/2014 - Guest Column: Louisiana lawsuit reform must be priority


8/17/2014 - Redd candidate for 14th JDC judge seat

8/6/2014 - Stromberg announces candidacy for 23rd Judicial District Judge, Division C

8/15/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Meritless lawsuits cost time, money


8/14/2014 - Judge Wayne Ray Chutz announces plans to run for spot on First Circuit Court of Appeals

8/14/2014 - Angel Varnado announces her run for 24th Judicial District Court's Division G judgeship

8/14/2014 - Judge orders house arrest for lawyer, who then announces he'll run against the judge

8/14/2014 - Baton Rouge attorney authors guest column rebutting recent LABI 'fact sheet' about state's 'unfavorable' judicial climate

8/13/2014 - Judge approves $48M settlement in Bayou Corne sinkhole case


8/8/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Some facts on lawsuit, oil industry


8/7/2014 - Hearing on east bank levee authority suit against energy companies scheduled for Nov. 12

8/7/2014 - State Judge Kay Bates to retire in December

8/6/2014 - Board challenges law blocking 'big oil' lawsuit


8/6/2014 - Levee authority files challenge to new law

8/5/2014 - LABI Releases Report on Louisiana's Judicial Climate

8/5/2014 - Levee authority asks federal judge to rule new state law doesn't block suit against energy companies

8/5/2014 - Levee authority asks judge to rule on constitutionality of law that would scuttle lawsuit

7/20/2014 - Oliver 'Jackson' Schrumpf announces candidacy for district judge seat

8/4/2014 - CORRECTION: Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup


8/3/2014 - BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear settlement appeal


8/3/2014 - Hasten column: What's the real story about Louisiana's business atmosphere

8/2/2014 - BP files U.S. Supreme Court appeal of settlement, TV station reports

8/2/2014 - Landmark land lawsuit awaits judge's decision

7/31/2014 - Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup

7/28/2014 - Column: On wetlands suit, know when to fold 'em

7/26/2014 - 'Every exposure' theory rejected in La. asbestos case

7/27/2014 - Large political contributions flow freely from oil-rich Louisiana

7/22/2014 - Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state


7/22/2014 - Oil spill claimant hits back at BP's 'campaign of intimidation' with defamation suit

7/21/2014 - National Watchdog Group Names Louisiana Small Business Owner Mike Carter as Legal Reformer of the Month

7/21/2014 - Judge Clause announces retirement

7/21/2014 - New Orleans Civil District Court fund's books off by $340,000, audit finds

7/21/2014 - Column: Why the wetlands lawsuit is pure poison


7/20/2014 - Yelverton candidate for appellate judge

7/19/2014 - Carter faces sanction in conflict found false

7/19/2014 - Editorial: Oil and gas keeping us going

7/18/2014 - State spends more money on oil spill

7/18/2014 - $15M earmarked for La.'s Gulf oil spill litigation

7/16/2014 - Tainted Legacy: Heirs to ill-gotten fortune back in court seeking more (VIDEO AT LINK)


7/14/2014 - Lawyer for levee authority says battle over coastal loss lawsuit is just beginning


7/13/2014 - AG's opinion may help Jindal take over area levee board

7/11/2014 - AG: 'Big Oil' lawsuit supporter's term is over

7/10/2014 - Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oil (VIDEO AT LINK)

7/10/2014 - Legacy lawsuits to be revealed in in-depth WWL series "Tainted Legacy"


7/8/2014 - Legacy lawsuits: 360 cases, millions paid, little cleaned up
 (VIDEO AT LINK)


7/4/2014 - With Randow seeking reelection, 9th district judge's race changes


7/3/2014 - Federal magistrate to oversee Wisner Donation demand that BP clean oil from its south Lafourche Parish land

7/3/2014 - A levee board lawsuit update from John Barry

7/2/2014 - Attorney general's communications director leaves

7/2/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Big Oil, Pharma Jindal knows greed

7/2/2014 - Fed hearing set on parish-v-oil industry suit

6/30/2014 - Video: Water quality advocates 'Flood Into Baton Rouge'

6/28/2014 - Environmental lawsuit against 92 energy companies belongs in federal court, judge rules

6/28/2014 - Video: Coastal supporters rally at Jindal's home to protest ban on flood lawsuit

6/28/2014 - Dissecting Nevada's statute of limitations

6/27/2014 - Coastal lawsuit won't move back to state court

6/25/2014 - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell should protect public's interest in coastal damages lawsuit: Editorial

6/24/2014 - Jindal signs bills to ban AG contracts

6/23/2014 - Can the levee board suit survive?

6/23/2014 - U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

6/23/2014 - Committee to seek attorney general opinion about term of second West Bank levee authority member

6/20/2014 - Committee may seek attorney general opinion on terms of east and west bank levee authority members

6/18/2014 - Levees.org fighting for flood protection and to hold industry accountable for erosion: Sandy Rosenthal


6/17/2014 - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell should intervene in coastal damages lawsuit: Oliver Houck


6/15/2014 - In defense of the oil and gas industry


6/15/2014 - Louisiana spotlight: 'Big Oil' lawsuit issues linger


6/15/2014 - Jindal's choice hurts Louisiana

6/15/2014 - Resolve differences outside the courts

6/13/2014 - Effort to cite new state law in Plaquemines oil industry suit thrown out, for now

6/13/2014 - Buddy Leach responsds to legacy lawsuit column: James Varney

6/12/2014 - Oil and gas achieve victories in state legislature; But 'legacy lawsuits' continue to plaque industry

6/12/2014 - Law aimed at killing levee authority suit used to support similar Plaquemines environmental damage suit against oil companies

6/10/2014 - Oil industry steers discussion post-session

6/10/2014 - BOBBY JINDAL'S FOLLY

6/9/2014 - As a State Wrangles, Its Coast Is Swept Out to Sea

6/9/2014 - Did Jindal tell us his brother's law firm represents BP before signing SB 469? We didn't get the memo from press office

6/9/2014 - Questions about east bank levee authority members' terms could threaten authority's environmental damages lawsuit

6/9/2014 - Supreme Court: BP must pay claims during appeal

6/8/2014 - James Gill: Time has come for settlement on coast damage

6/7/2014 - Jindal signs bill that could kill wetlands suit

6/6/2014 - Analysis shows case compelling to make SB 469 law

6/6/2014 - Governor Jindal Signs Bill to Stop Frivolous Lawsuits and Continue Coastal Restoration Work in Louisiana

6/6/2014 - Lawyers: BP claims at risk if Jindal signs levee lawsuit bill


6/6/2014 - Bill ceremony was funny, sad (COLUMN)

6/5/2014 - Does Buddy Caldwell Do Any Actual Work?

6/5/2014 - New Orleans City Council asks Gov. Jindal to veto levee board lawsuit bill

6/5/2014 - Politics of Veto Request Still to Surface

6/5/2014 - Buddy Goes to Bat

6/5/2014 - Jefferson Parish President John Young asks Gov. Jindal to veto bill killing levee authority damage suit against energy companies


6/4/2014 - Bill challenges AG Caldwell's deals with outside attorneys


6/4/2014 - Jindal rejects Caldwell recommendation to veto levee lawsuit bill


6/4/2014 - AG recommends veto for levee board lawsuits bill

6/4/2014 - Attorney General Caldwell recommends vetoing levee authority lawsuit bill, but Gov. Jindal disagrees

6/4/2014 - BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for gulf oil disaster, appeals court says


6/2/2014 - LABI President: Jindal Will Sign Bill


6/2/2014 - Bobby Jindal delays signing bill to kill lawsuit against oil, gas companies

6/2/2014 - Could signing of levee lawsuit bill hurt La. lawsuits against BP?

6/1/2014 - Impact of signing levee lawsuit bill questioned

6/1/2014 - Hasten: Gallot plays peacemaker in judicial dispute


6/1/2014 - Editorial: Senate Bill 469 shouldn't get Gov. Jindal's signature

6/1/2014 - Victory doesn't mean it's over

5/31/2014 - Editorial: Bill sets such a bad precedent

5/29/2014 - Guest Column: Safeguarding Louisiana's coast

5/30/2014 - Louisiana House votes to kill levee board lawsuit

5/30/2014 - HOUSE APPROVES LEVEE LAWSUIT KILL

5/29/2014 - Louisiana House supports bill to nullify levee board lawsuit

5/29/2014 - Louisiana voters could toss judges' 70-year age limit

5/29/2014 - Lawsuit lending prioritizes financial gain above securing justice

5/29/2014 - Letter: SB 299 would benefit Louisiana consumers


5/28/2014 - Legal memo accidentally given to plaintiffs in radiation exposure lawsuit stricken by appeals court

5/28/2014 - Louisiana House should kill bill intended to nullify levee lawsuit against oil, gas: Editorial

5/27/2014 - House bill would require approval for AG attorney hires

5/27/2014 - As Louisiana's coastline shrinks, a political fight over responsibility grows

5/26/2014 - Legislature cracks down on lawsuits; more than two dozen bills seek 'reform'

5/26/2014 - Panel OKs requiring prior approval for contracts

5/24/2014 - Lawsuit bill going down to wire

5/22/2014 - Letter: Levee board looking after own interests, not state's

5/22/2014 - La. House committee votes to kill levee board lawsuit

5/21/2014 - Bill that aims to eliminate coastal damage lawsuit could put landowners, parishes at fault

5/21/2014 - BP turns to U.S. Supreme Court in fight over oil spill settlement


5/21/2014 - Senate sends 'legacy lawsuit' bill to Jindal

5/21/2014 - Legacy lawsuit reform again passes legislature, moves onto governor's desk

5/21/2014 - Process for handling Louisiana's 'legacy lawsuits' to change

5/21/2014 - Senate denies amendment to oilfield cleanup bill

5/20/2014 - Louisiana Senate approves amended bill restricting environmental damage 'legacy lawsuits' against oil and gas companies, sends to Gov. Jindal for signature

5/20/2014 - Louisiana legacy lawsuits good for certain bank accounts, not so much the environment: James Varney

5/18/2014 - Louisiana lawsuits seek oil and gas industry money to restore coastline


5/19/2014 - Appeals court won't rehear BP settlement issue


5/19/2014 - Transparency is the Foundation of Good Government


5/18/2014 - KILL THE BILL: SB 299 Institutionalizes Abusive Lawsuit Lending Practices


5/18/2014 - Flood authority is wrong plaintiff

5/18/2014 - Our view: Pass new levee bill quickly


5/18/2014 - Targeting suit against oil companies

5/18/2014 - Political leadership let us down

5/18/2014 - Our Views: Don't gut 2006 reforms

5/16/2014 - Court costs

5/16/2014 - Retired Gen. Honoré storms fracking battlefield in St. Tammany as recall efforts begin for elected officials

5/16/2014 - BGR opposes levee boards' restriction

5/15/2014 - House approves bill restricting 'legacy lawsuits' against oil companies, returns it to Senate

5/15/2014 - Louisiana Supreme Court removes New Orleans juvenile court judge from bench

5/13/2014 - Quest for Justice

5/13/2014 - West Bank levee authority member Jerry Viera replaced by Jindal


5/13/2014 - Voters might have say in lifting judges' mandatory retirement age, report says

5/12/2014 - Bills restricting oil and gas 'legacy lawsuits' sent to House floor

5/11/2014 - James Gill: Oil and gas owe Louisiana big time


5/11/2014 - Lawsuit is in Kleckley's hands (Opinion)

5/9/2014 - Constitutional amendment would make it easier to eliminate judgeships

5/9/2014 - Kerwin Julien appointed to Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West

5/8/2014 - New Orleans City Council blasts bills aimed at killing levee lawsuit

5/8/2014 - Editorial: Ending lawsuit against oil and gas companies would be a mistake

5/8/2014 - La. Supreme Court finds no judicial misconduct by Judge Clark

5/6/2014 - Lawmakers should let flood protection authority lawsuit against oil, gas go forward: Editorial


5/6/2014 - Environmental groups protest bill aimed at levee board lawsuits

5/5/2014 - Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré attacks bills seeking to block levee lawsuit

5/5/2014 - Let coastal suit get to court!

5/2/2014 - Oil lawsuit-killing bill advances


5/1/2014 - Senate committee approves bill stripping east bank levee authority right to sue energy companies for wetlands damages

5/1/2014 - Deal would derail coastal lawsuit

4/30/2014 - Decision rescinding BP oil spill claimant's award not likely to shift legal climate, experts say


4/28/2014 - Bill would change procedures for filling judicial vacancies


4/28/2014 - Council for a Better Louisiana opposing bill to let governor remove levee authority members

4/28/2014 - Quin Hillyer: Board shouldn't sue, but should be independent

4/27/2014 - Bills to scuttle 'Big Oil' suit progress, but lawsuits may continue: Analysis

4/27/2014 - 'Ladies in red' back in Capitol to fight for independent levee boards

4/27/2014 - Leave coastal lawsuit alone

4/27/2014 - Editorial: Turning back levee reforms

4/27/2014 - Guest commentary: Levee board reforms could be washed away

4/26/2014 - Environmentalists protesting Shell ejected from New Orleans Jazz Fest

4/25/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Lawsuit lending should be regulated

4/25/2014 - Protesters make bones with Benton state senator over perceived cronyism

4/23/2014 - Adley makes changes to levee board bill, expects opposition

4/23/2014 - Adley alters levee board bill

4/23/2014 - Bill to derail Jefferson, Plaquemines parish coastal lawsuits has stalled

4/23/2014 - East bank levee authority attorneys launch "Sunshine Squad" web site to oppose legislation aimed at killing authority's wetlands damages lawsuit

4/23/2014 - Honore Rallying Troops, Planning Press Conference

4/23/2014 - Let evidence, not politics decide lawsuit

4/23/2014 - Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

4/23/2014 - Legacy lawsuit bill breezes through state Senate

4/21/2014 - Let the Sunshine In!: Transparency bill will help curb cronyism in the AG's office


4/20/2014 - Political Horizones: Honore wants public involved on environment


4/20/2014 - Stephanie Grace: Bill eliminates board's independence

4/19/2014 - Legislation stripping levee districts of autonomy raise questions about flood protection taxes, emergency response

4/18/2014 - WAGUESPACK: Louisiana, We Have a Problem

4/17/2014 - Legislation targets levee board

4/17/2014 - Louisiana Senate Votes to Void Oil and Gas Suit

4/16/2014 - Restoring Louisiana's Coast Will Require Restoring its Democracy - Governor Jindal is Trying to Undermine Both

4/16/2014 - Rewritten flood authority bill gives Jindal more power


4/16/2014 - Bill passes state senate that would stop massive lawsuit against oil companies

4/15/2014 - LANDRY: Let's Get Rid Of Buddy Caldwell's Cronyist Contingency Fees

4/16/2014 - Senate OKs bill to sidetrack suits against energy industry

4/16/2014 - Jury trial threshold bill tabled

4/15/2014 - Louisiana tort reform bill voted down by the state House

4/15/2014 - We Just Found Out How Overlawyered Louisiana Is


4/15/2014 - Stephanie Grace: Bills aim to short-circuit judicial system


4/15/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Anti-lawsuit columnist confused on coastal issue

4/15/2014 - Barry says lawsuit necessary

4/14/2014 - The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

4/14/2014 - Adley to fight changes to contract nullification bill

4/14/2014 - Column: These lawsuits are all wet

4/11/2014 - Louisiana's traumatic bond with Big Oil: Robert Mann


4/10/2014 - Coastal Parishes Oppose Other Lawsuit Bill

4/10/2014 - Editorial: Jindal undermines energy in levee board attack


4/10/2014 - Court ruling may lead to higher taxes for salt caverns


4/9/2014 - Louisiana House quickly passes bill to restrict mesothelioma, latent disease cases


4/9/2014 - One bill restricting oil and gas 'legacy lawsuits' forwarded to Senate floor, second fails in committee Wednesday

4/9/2014 - Senate Committee Advances Legacy Bill

4/9/2014 - Jury in southwest Louisiana federal court awards man $9 billion in bladder cancer case

4/8/2014 - Shocking $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Louisiana Will Likely be Reduced


4/8/2014 - Jefferson Chamber backs tort reform bill


4/8/2014 - Levee authority lawyers say they'll waive some fees if energy companies come to bargaining table

4/8/2014 - House Committee on Civil Law hearing on HB 482 (Part 1)

4/8/2014 - House Committee on Civil Law hearing on HB 482 (Part 2)

4/8/2014 - Guest commentary: Why is lawsuit such a bad idea?


4/8/2014 - Landrieu downplays value of levee suit


4/7/2014 - Mary Landrieu: 'Lawsuits will not save the coasts of Louisiana'

4/7/2014 - Oil and gas industry looking to kill lawsuits from Jefferson, Plaquemines over wetlands


4/6/2014 - President's View: A Compromised Legacy


4/6/2014 - Our Views: Don't limit court actions


4/6/2014 - If Legislature forbids levee lawsuits, Louisiana taxpayers will pay the price of coastal repairs: Mark Davis

4/6/2014 - Flood protection authority fighting uphill battle

4/5/2014 - Bill aimed at limiting venue in asbestos cases passes House committee

4/5/2014 - Legal observers urge tort reform caution

4/4/2014 - Improving citizen access to Louisiana courts: Letter

4/4/2014 - Other views: Louisiana should end ban on civil jury trials

4/3/2014 - The Flood Authority Lawsuit is Getting Strangled by the Legislature


4/4/2014 - Legacy lawsuit bill heads to full senate

4/4/2014 - Bill to derail levee suit moves to Senate

4/3/2014 - Oil and gas interests have no better friend in Baton Rouge than the combative Sen. Adley

4/3/2014 - Bills Moving to Kill Lawsuits Against Big Oil

3/31/2014 - Debunking Big Oil's big lie (Column)

4/3/2014 - State Senate OKs bill that would sidetrack levee lawsuits


4/2/2014 - Louisiana Senate passes bill seeking to derail levee board suit

4/2/2014 - Senate endorses end to judicial age limit

4/1/2014 - Bureau of Governmental Research opposes Senate bill that would give governor more power in selecting levee board members

4/1/2014 - Louisiana tort reform push begins, with passage of bill to zero out jury trial threshold

4/1/2014 - Our Views: End barrier on trials

4/1/2014 - Municipal lawsuit legislation advances

4/1/2014 - Stephanie Grace: Ex-govs agree on worth of lawsuit

3/31/2014 - LOGA continuing fight against energy industry lawsuits


3/29/2014 - Proposal may help settle legacy lawsuits


3/28/2014 - Tort reform plan includes local lawmaker

3/27/2014 - Jindal announces legacy lawsuit legislation

3/27/2014 - Jindal announces deal reached in 'legacy lawsuits'

3/27/2014 - Landry: Why is Louisiana a magnet for out-of-state lawsuits?


3/16/2014 - Legislation needed to tighten lawsuit loans


3/23/2014 - Frivolous lawsuits hurting state


3/22/2014 - LOGA's Briggs speaks out against 'greedy' lawsuits

3/22/2014 - Pro-energy groups stir debate

3/20/2014 - LLAW's Melissa Landry on WWL with Garland Robinette

3/19/2014 - Improve La.'s lawsuit climate (LETTER)

3/18/2014 - Survey Says 7 in 10 Louisiana Voters Support Lawsuit Reform Legislation

3/18/2014 - Our Views: A dilemma on lawsuits


3/17/2014 - Statewide Tort Reform Survey Shows Majority of Louisiana Voters Back Lawsuit Reform


3/16/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Frivolous suits hurt business


3/14/2014 - BRIGGS: A Confused Judge And A Major Economic Threat (Op-Ed)

3/10/2014-  LANDRY: A Guide To This Session's Top Legal Reform Bills (Op-Ed)

3/14/2014 - Backers of coastal-erosion lawsuit launch new website

3/13/2014 - Tort Reform Battle on the Bayou (Op-Ed)

3/13/2014 - Timeline shows how energy industry violated laws, levee authority attorneys say

3/13/2014 - LOGA reveals its new coalition

3/13/2014 - Oil & gas industry: Legal battle wtih Louisiana could drive business away


3/12/2014 - Press Release: Tea Party of Louisiana strongly supports House Bill 917 and Senate Bill 273 to restore teh Right of Trial by Jury in Louisiana


3/11/2014 - LLAW Legislative Preview

3/10/2014 - LOGA meetings to rally state support

3/10/2014 - Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

3/10/2014 - Judge rules in favor of AG's office in LOGA lawsuit

3/10/2014 - Court: SLFPA-E had right to hire outside attorney, not use AG's Office


3/10/2014 - Judge upholds AG Buddy Caldwell's approval of levee authority's vote in wetlands damage suit


3/10/2014 - Battles over BP settlement could be nearing an end


3/9/2014 - Bills up for debate in State Legislature

3/8/2014 - Oil industry, Louisiana relations on trial

3/8/2014 - Lawmakers split on oil lawsuit

3/8/2014 - Water rally at Capitol Gets Residents Thinking about the Future

3/7/2014 - Rally for cleaner water in Louisiana at the Capitol

3/7/2014 - Levee board nominators push back against Jindal

3/6/2014 - Levee authority committee ignores Bobby Jindal rejection of one nominee, agrees to send him another

3/6/2014 - Judge Janice Clark faces possible censure for 'judicial misconduct'

3/5/2014 - SADOW: Caldwell's Legal Fight With LOGA Is About His Re-Election Effort


3/5/2014 - East bank levee authority nominating committee meets Thursday, but may not choose nominees

3/4/2014 - James Gill: Industry spokesman doesn't worry about the facts (Column)


3/4/2014 - North Louisiana senator charges Baton Rouge judge with ethics violations

3/3/2014 - MAGINNIS: Legislators to Judge Suit Against Big Oil

3/3/2014 - Legislation could kill coastal lawsuit

3/3/2014 - Barry 'reasonably optimistic' that deal can be reached if 'Big Oil' lawsuit survives session

3/3/2014 - In BP oil disaster, appeals court rules claimants need not prove direct harm

3/3/2014 - In Conversation: Harold Kim


3/2/2014 - Letter: Frivolous suits hurt state


3/2/2014 - TAKING BACK THE COAST

3/1/2014 - Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans oppose legislation to weaken flood protection authority: Ruthie Frierson

2/28/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Oil companies begin to view Louisiana as hostile

2/28/2014 - Clancy DuBos Takes His Hacks At The Oil Business

2/28/2014 - LANDRY: A Perception Problem, Or Perhaps More, In Louisiana's Judiciary

2/28/2014 - Support job creation, not litigation

2/27/2014 - A Little Good News: 11 Louisiana Parish Lawsuits Dismissed


2/28/2014 - Tort Reform With a Twist


2/28/2014 - Gov. Jindal, Louisiana Legislature shouldn't undermine levee reforms (EDITORIAL)

2/27/2014 - Let the finger-pointing begin

2/27/2014 - Don Briggs not going to jail

2/27/2014 - Wade Shows Buying Janice Clark?

2/27/2014 - B.R. attorney representing the state in high-profile case says 'no conflict' in hosting fundraiser for judge

2/27/2014 - Environmental groups oppose changes in selection process for levee authority members

2/26/2014 - Judge denies BP's request to delay seafood claims payments

2/26/2014 - BP seeks to halt payments to seafood-industry claimants


2/25/2014 - LOGA court case delayed until March 10


2/25/2014 - Oil & Gas Association president fails to appear in court Tuesday, despite threat of jail


2/25/2014 - Oil and gas group's leader does not appear for trial on its lawsuit


2/24/2014 - LOGA leader bound for court Tuesday

2/24/2014 - Judge orders Oil and Gas Association president to appear in court Tuesday or face jail

2/24/2014 - Former congressman running for state attorney general

2/24/2014 - Former Congressman Jeff Landry announces run for Louisiana attorney general

2/24/2014 - Appeals court upholds dismissal of 11 parish suits against BP under Louisiana wildlife law


2/20/2014 - Governor would have more say in appointing levee authority members, under proposed legislation


2/20/2014 - Barry speaks in support of suit against oil industry


2/16/2014 - Louisiana's bayous and bays are vanishing from marine maps


2/16/2014 - Political Horizons: Levee board lawsuit still under fire

2/15/2014 - 3-year study of Louisiana's judiciary concludes more study is needed

2/14/2014 - High claims, litigation continue to drive Louisiana auto insurance rates up

2/13/2014 - National trial attorney conference wraps up in New Orleans

2/11/2014 - The Louisiana Democrat Party is Now Toxic to Mary Landrieu's Reelection Hopes

2/10/2014 - Mudd & Bruchhaus chosen to represent Jury


2/9/2014 - State Democrats back leve board suits


2/8/2014 - Oil industry, 'Green Army' at odds

2/8/2014 - Editorial: Sending the wrong message

2/7/2014 - Busting the Asbestos Racket

2/7/2014 - Levee board reformers worry that Jindal bringing politics back into process

2/7/2014 - John Barry: "My Motivation is Simple: I Want the Louisiana Coast to Survive"

2/7/2014 - Make them pay

2/6/2014 - State Democratic Party will vote on whether to support east bank levee suit against oil and gas industry

2/6/2014 - Coastal restoration suit still on table

2/5/2014 - Louisiana judicial system to blame for high auto insurance, some say

2/3/2014 - LOGA: Frivolous lawsuits bane to growth


1/31/2014 - Letter to the Editor: Judiciary lacks accountability


1/30/2014 - Louisiana Might Be Winning From Caldwell's Loss


1/30/2014 - Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Expansive Interpretation of State Medicaid Fraud Statute


1/30/2014 - La. high court reverses $258 million verdict

1/29/2014 - Louisiana Supreme Court throws out $330 million ruling against drug companies

1/27/2014 - Plaintiffs rest their case in Jefferson Parish's Katrina flood trial

1/20/2014 - The legacy quest

1/24/2014 - Judge study may need more time

1/23/2014 - LANDRY: Caldwell's Contingency Fees Are At Issue, Again


1/23/2014 - February deadline looming for report on judges

1/21/2014 - Letter: Adley should be more concerned about loss of wetlands


1/19/2014 - Our Views: A five-star city judge

1/17/2014 - New Orleans attorneys deny improper actions in BP spill claims

1/17/2014 - Texas lawyer seeks hold on BP oil spill suit

1/16/2014 - Tort reform needed for oil and gas industry

1/15/2014 - Judicial activism one reason for 'Judicial Hellhole' label

1/15/2014 - Coastal authority, levee board attorneys at odds over lawsuit

1/15/2014 - Louisiana Attorney General responds to lawsuit brought by oil and gas trade association


1/12/2014 - Proposals to fill in canals not gaining much traction


1/10/2014 - Multibillion-dollar BP private claims settlement is upheld by split U.S. 5th Circuit Court panel


1/2014 - Why We're Suing the Oil Companies


1/9/2014 - Louisiana's attorney general defends his approval of east bank levee authority's resolution for hiring wetlands suit law firm

1/7/2014 - Editorial: Make panel's work public

1/7/2014 - David v. Goliath


1/7/2014 - Letter: SLFPA attorney contract invalid


1/5/2014 - BP's changing stance on claims payments puzzles experts


1/3/2014 - Louisiana asks 5th Circuit to transfer its BP claims to another judge

1/2/2014 - BGR sues state committee assessing judgeships for access to records, meetings

12/29/2013 - The Lawsuit Bayou

12/27/2013 - Federal judge dismisses most of remaining Katrina damage lawsuits

12/26/2013 - BP reserves right to appeal ruling allowing business claims without proof of oil spill losses

12/24/2013 - Oil industry blames 'legacy lawsuits' for drilling rig decline in south Louisiana


12/18/2013 - Family says asbestos killed dad

12/22/2013 - James Gill: It's official: Louisiana is a 'hell-hole'


12/20/2013 - President's View: Time for a Rankings Reality Check (Column)


12/19/2013 - Lawyers representing levee authority in lawsuit against oil companies agree to limit potential earnings

12/17/2013 - BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill

12/9/2013 - Under fire

12/18/2013 - Business community plans to ask legislators to limit lawsuits

12/18/2013 - East Bank levee authority suit spurs renewed push for tort reform

12/18/2013 - Federal judge takes no immediate action on whether to return east bank levee authority wetlands damage suit to state court

12/18/2013 - Levee board wants lawsuit against oil companies moved back to state court

12/17/2013 - Louisiana shoots to top of 'Judicial Hellhole' list

12/17/2013 - LANDRY: 'Buddy System' Earns Louisiana #2 'Judicial Hellholes' Ranking


12/17/2013 - Oil and gas association challenges AG's approval of contract for coastal lawsuit


12/15/2013 - Opinion: Rush to oppose coastal reclamation suit exposes weakness of Jindal's case


12/15/2013 - Legislative auditor won't review legality of levee board's contract


12/13/2013 - Court should weigh in on East Bank levee board suit against oil and gas companies, auditor says

12/12/2013 - Auditor Questions Levee Board Legal Contract

12/10/2013 - Under Fire

12/10/2013 - Supreme Court ponders finality of attorney fee awards

12/06/2013 - Asbestos lawsuit to stay in Louisiana court, despite evidence of only remaining Louisiana defendant being improperly joined


12/05/2013 - East Bank levee authority votes to reaffirm wetlands damage lawsuit against energy companies


12/05/2013 - Letter: Oil industry suits threaten economy

12/04/2013 - St. Bernard turns to law firm used by other parishes seeking damages from drillers

12/04/2013 - Opinion: Timid litigation that shields Big Oil won't begin to pay for coastal reclamation

12/04/2013 - State levee boards association demands withdrawal of East Bank levee authority's suit against energy companies

12/04/2013 - Levee boards association criticizes suit against oil and gas companies

12/04/2013 - St. Bernard considers suit against oil and gas companies for coastal damage


12/04/2013 - Louisiana to sue Corps of Engineers seeking cash to fix MR-GO damage, maintain some West Bank levees

12/04/2013 - Feds, state coastal authority at odds over paying for projects

12/03/2013 - BP notches win in bid to block settlement payments


12/01/2013 - Gas drilling laws contested in court case


11/25/2013 - Bobby Jindal: Louisiana's Out-of-Touch Governor


11/23/2013 - La. lawsuits may portend shifting political tide


11/21/2013 - Levee authority will put off vote on whether to continue wetlands damage suite against energy companies


11/19/2013 - ADLEY: Attorney General Violated Law, Involved in "Cover-Up" (OPINION)


11/19/2013 - Ousted flood authority member launches nonprofit to support lawsuit


11/19/2013 - West Bank levee board opposes east bank wetlands damage lawsuit, urges coordination

11/19/2013 - Conflicts galore

11/19/2013 - Ousted flood board member touting new organization

11/19/2013 - Ousted levee authority member John Barry forms organization to support suit against energy companies

11/19/2013 - Critics say Jindal levee board appointee should recuse himself from energy lawsuit

11/19/2013 - West Bank levee board opposes east bank wetlands damage lawsuit, urges coordinations

11/19/2013 - Jindal has more snakes than he can kill with coastal lawsuits against oil and gas companies; whatcha gonna do now, Bobby? Those parishes [Jefferson and Plaquemines] got their own lawyers


11/18/2013 - Jefferson Parish wants to move trial of Hurricane Katrina flooding lawsuit


11/18/2013 - Local lawsuits against oil companies are more to Jindal's liking: John Maginnis

11/18/2013 - Flood authority to be asked to halt suit against oil, gas companies

11/17/2013 - John M. Barry: Companies should fix what they break

11/17/2013 - Louisiana's grand bargain?

11/17/2013 - Jindal in shadows of flood rate fight: Analysis

11/17/2013 - James Gill: Tide turning on oil industry

11/17/2013 - State never promised money to area flood authority, president says

11/16/2013 - Coastal litigation could spark reform

11/14/2013 - Parishes have no plans to sue oil, gas companies

11/15/2013 - Letter: Jindal selling out wetlands for political folly


11/14/2013 - Companies Leery of Jindal Stance on Legacy Cases

11/14/2013 - Super Legacy Suits: Parishes' litigation could bring Big Oil to bargaining table

11/14/2013 - Don Briggs: Coastal suits show need for tort reform


11/13/2013 - Debate intensifies over proposed federal discovery rules


11/13/2013 - Experts opine on oil and gas suits

11/13/2013 - Jefferson, Plaquemines file coastal erosion lawsuits against oil, gas companies

11/12/2013 - LOGA Response to Plaquemines and Jefferson Parish Lawsuits


11/12/2013 - OPINION: Ex-flood authority leader picks apart arguments against suing oil interests


11/12/2013 - Stephanie Grace: Will oil, gas lawsuit keep erosion conversation going?


11/10/2013 - Jefferson, Plaquemines eye action in coming weeks


11/8/2013 - East bank levee board at odds with Jindal loses its state subsidy

10/27/2013 - Something frightful brewing

11/5/2013 - CALDWELL: Avalanche of Contingency Fee Contracts Coming
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11/5/2013 - Op-Ed: Lawsuit abuses jeopardize bright energy future for La.


11/4/2013 - BP tells 5th Circuit to throw out private oil spill settlement if business claims rules aren't fixed


11/4/2013 - Court to review approval of BP settlement


11/3/2013 - President's View: Clouds on the Horizon


11/1/2013 - Utilties regulator blasts Jindal on levee board suit

10/30/2013 - Louisiana sues Pfizer, saying it misled public about Zoloft


10/29/2013 - Honore delivers startingly radical call to action against forces destroying coast

10/30/2013 - In the words of former Gov. Mike Foster, "There's too much suing going on."

10/29/2013 - Bobby Jindal shows true colors in coastal lawsuit

10/22/2013 - Appellate court sides with employer in hearing loss case

10/22/2013 - Honore: Oil companies responsible for admitted damage


10/21/2013 - New Report Highlights 'Activist' Tendencies of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal


10/21/2013 - Federal judge sets rules for submission of summary documents in BP oil spill trial


10/18/2013 - Ousted levee board member pledges to keep fighting

10/17/2013 - Committee holds hearing over reducing New Orleans judgeships

 
10/17/2013 - Jindal names 3 members to levee board who oppose suit against oil companies

10/16/2013 - Watchdog group: 3rd Circuit 'activist' court

10/16/2013 - New Orleans judges, city officials argue over cuts to judiciary

10/15/2013 - Attorney General Caldwell won't weigh in on fee for school lawsuit

10/15/2013 - Lawyer fees spark political debate

10/15/2013 - Public asked to weigh in on cost, caseload of Louisiana judges

10/14/2013 - Political Sideshow to Coastal Lawsuit

10/13/2013 - James Gill: Big shot steps in on behalf of oil and gas


10/12/2013 - It's Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week - Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

10/11/2013 - Federal judge orders BP, private plaintiffs to hammer out changes to business claims rules

10/11/2013 - Caldwell Reaches Out to Critics

10/9/2013 - Asbestos case remanded to district court for not meeting $74K jurisdictional

10/10/2013 - Justice Department rests in second phase of BP oil spill


10/9/2013 - BGR report spurs debate over judgeships before state Supreme Court's Judicial Council


10/8/2013 - Stephanie Grace: Independence at stake in appointments

10/8/2013 - Utilities commissioner calls for state Dems to back flood protection authority suit

10/2/2013 - BP wins 5th Circuit appeal on oil spill claims process


10/2/2013 - LOGA video on SLFPA-E lawsuit


10/2/2013 - Proponent of oil, gas suit loses spot on levee board


10/1/2013 - BP trial witnesses, lawyers tussle over characterizing what happened during the Gulf oil spill

9/30/2013 - John Barry not among nominees for Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East seats

9/30/2013 - Second phase of BP trial over the 2010 Gulf oil spill focuses on flow rates, 'top kills' and 'junk shots'


9/28/2013 - Can Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Make the Big Oil Lawsuit Go Away?

9/27/2013 - BP oil spill trial's second phase, starting Monday, will play key role in deciding massive fines


9/26/2013 - James Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed


9/25/2013 - Levee board's lawsuit against oil companies to be topic of public forum

9/25/2013 - Jeff Landry: Caldwell involved in oil lawsuit

9/25/2013 - Buddy Caldwell says he did not authorize lawsuit


9/23/2013 - Lawsuit seeks Jindal adviser's correspondence with oil and gas industry


9/23/2013 - AG helping his buddies


9/22/2013 - Formal ceremony Friday for BR's first female U.S. judge

9/19/2013 - Abbeville atty to seek 15th JDC seat

9/2013 - Consumer lawsuit loans still need to be addressed 

9/19/2013 - John Barry on SLFPA-E Oil Suit (VIDEO)

9/19/2013 - SE Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East meets


9/17/2013 - Conservation group seeking to identify pollutants released during 2010 BP oil spill asks for its own trial


9/16/2013 - Gov. Bobby Jindal punishes levee board members who sued Big Oil; Chat with Jarvis DeBerry noon Tuesday


9/16/2013 - LANDRY: The Buddy System Shows Up In That Levee Board Lawsuit

9/13/2013 - Jindal won't reppoint 2 levee officials who support lawsuit against oil companies

9/13/2013 - 5 challengers vie for 3 seats on the East Bank levee authority

9/13/2013 - 'Big Oil' suit looms over flood board nominations

9/13/2013 - Levee board suit supporters are likely to lose seats

9/12/2013 - Levee panel wants suit against oil companies back in state court

9/10/2013 - DuBos: Levee board heads deserve to be reappointed

9/10/2013 - Levee body says suit against energy firms aims to enforce restoration clauses in state, federal permits

9/9/2013 - John Barry, On Why the Levee Board Has Sued the Oil and Gas Companies


9/9/2013 - Honore backs lawsuit against oil companies


9/8/2013 - Letter: Group backs Doody and Barry for SLFPA-East


9/6/2013 - Leaders of levee board reform say Jindal threats violate spirit of 2006 changes

9/5/2013 - Oil-gas industry, local levee board clash over AG's authorization of board's lawsuit

9/5/2013 - Oil and Gas Take Fight to Caldwell, The AG's One-Man Rapid Response Team

9/4/2013 - LO&G President: Actual damage not necessary

9/4/2013 - Why Jindal is so reluctant to make Big Oil pay for ravaging Louisiana's coast

9/4/2013 - Oil and gas association want Caldwell to reverse lawsuit approval

9/3/2013 - Dow Chemical and two others lose trial, must pay $5.95 million to man with mesothelioma

9/4/2013 - New Orleans could have as many as 25 surplus judges, BGR report finds

9/3/2013 - Concerns about Gulf spill settlement are irrelevant, plaintifs lawyers say

9/3/2013 - Stephanie Grace: Independence at stake in appointments

9/1/2013 - Facing Fire Over Challenge to Louisiana's Oil Industry

8/28/2013 - ExxonMobil not responsible for West Bank woman's cancer, Jefferson Parish jury decides

8/28/2013 - Jindal opposes coastal erosion lawsuit due to oil industry contributions, environmental groups say


8/25/2013 - LOGA VP Gifford Briggs and SLFPA-E VP John Barry debate lawsuit against oil and industry in Louisiana


8/21/2013 - If industry does not pay, we all will

8/25/2013 - Keep your eye on the ball

8/25/2013 - Our Views: Barry gets powerful ear

8/23/2013 - Support Small Businesses, Stop Lawsuit Abuse

8/22/2013 - Drilling-pipe cleaner sues oil companies over 'fear of cancer'

8/22/2013 - Gulf oil spill trial's 2nd phase to last 16 days, judge says

8/22/2013 - Suing oil and gas interests to save the coast: author John Barry weighs in


8/22/2013 - Lawsuit allegations are just that


8/22/2013 - Fireworks continue over lawsuit against oil and gas industry

8/21/2013 - State coastal authority votes to request East Bank levee authority to block oil, gas, pipeline suit

8/21/2013 - Levee board appointments may let Jindal interfere with suit

8/20/2013 - State moves to fill 3 East Bank levee authority seats, including posts held by president, vice president

8/19/2013 - Oil and gas vital to Louisiana (LETTER)

8/19/2013 - Barry says lawsuit opposition based oil & gas politics


8/17/2013 - Editorial: Lawsuit targets only one of many


8/15/2013 - New Orleans levee authority will consider 45-day pause to coastal erosion lawsuit


8/15/2013 - Levee board opens door to settling lawsuit

8/15/2013 - Flood board continues lawsuit

8/15/2013 - LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop Louisiana's lawsuit abuse

8/15/2013 - State coastal chief assails suit against oil, gas

8/14/2013 - La. panel questions reasoning of coastal lawsuit

8/14/2013 - Lawmakers, flood authority spar over wetlands lawsuit

8/14/2013 - Joint legislative committee convenes over coastal erosion lawsuit against oil companies

8/14/2013 - Former electrician sues numerous companies alleging lung cancer is result of asbestos exposure

8/14/2013 - Legislators question levee lawsuit


8/13/2013 - Major green groups keeping mum on flood authority lawsuit opposed by Jindal


8/13/2013 - Levee board's suit moved to federal court

8/12/2013 - Gulf oil spill claims administrator must respond to BP request to halt claims payments


8/12/2013 - BP sues federal government to get new contracts in wake of oil spill


8/13/2013 - Chevron U.S.A. wants flood authority lawsuit against oil, gas, pipeline companies moved to federal court

8/13/2013 - James Gill: Coastal suit muddies water


8/11/2013 - Louisiana coastal erosion lawsuit: State levee association committee comes out against it

8/11/2013 - Levee board association comes out against oil and gas lawsuit

8/10/2013 - What the levee authority really wants for Louisiana's coast: John M. Barry


8/8/2013 - Letter: Industry supports coastal efforts


8/8/2013 - ExxonMobil wants federal judge to hear Baton Rouge class action lawsuit

8/7/2013 - Massive oil and gas suit will face first test


8/6/2013 - Letter: Lawsuit will hurt La. coast


8/6/2013 - Letter: Why shouldn't oil and gas companies pay?

8/6/2013 - BP presents evidence of fraudulent claims, demands temporary halt of claims payments again

8/5/2013 - BP says rejection of private oil spill claims appeal could scuttle whole settlement


8/5/2013 - Petition asks state to support levee lawsuit

8/4/2013 - Kevin McGill: Is this flood board going rogue?

8/4/2013 - Stephanie Grace: Levee lawsuit already mired in politics

8/1/2013 - La. coastal damage lawsuit long overdue

7/31/2013 - Levee Board Lawsuit - the Latest Chapter in Trial Lawyer Greed

8/1/2013 - Oil spill deal is being used to enrich plaintiffs' lawyers: BP Vice President Geoff Morrell


8/1/2013 - Oil and gas industry has Louisiana's best interests at heart: Chris John


8/1/2013 - Environmental groups support levee board's oil and gas lawsuit

7/29/2013 - Louisiana politics challenges historic lawsuit against oil companies: John Maginnis

7/29/2013 - With levee authority lawsuit, state can't keep ignoring petroleum-related damage to marshes: Len Bahr

7/29/2013 - Oil and gas industry must pay for the damage it's caused: Lt. General Russel L. Honore

7/29/2013 - SADOW: On the Southeast Flood Protection Authority Lawsuit

7/28/2013 - Levee board's suit could be landmark case

7/26/2013 - State coastal authority requests meeting with East Bank levee authority over oil, gas, pipeline suit

7/26/2013 - Wetlands War

7/26/2013 - Landry preps for attorney general race

7/26/2013 - President's View: Some things that caught my eye this week


7/26/2013 - Stephanie Grace: History shows industry got a free ride


7/26/2013 - "Jackpot justice" is bad for Louisiana businesses: Jay Timmons and Dan Juneau

7/25/2013 - Lawsuit against oil and gas giants is a call to arms for Louisiana: Jarvis DeBerry

7/25/2013 - New Orleans, coastal lawmakers outspoken on levee board suit

7/25/2013 - Levee authority lawsuit: state lawmakers react


7/24/2013 - Locals interested in suit against oil companies

7/24/2013 - Louisiana Agency Sues Energy Companies for Wetland Damage


7/24/2013 - Appellate court asks judge to reconsider CITGO penalty


7/24/2013 - Suit seeks damages from oil companies for coastal erosion

7/24/2013 - Environmentalists allege constitutional violation in permitting gas storage salt dome construction in Lake Peigneur

7/23/2013 - East Bank levee authority to file lawsuit Wednesday aimed at getting oil, gas, pipeline firms to restore wetlands and ridges

7/23/2013 - Environmental groups' lawsuit to stop flow from failed Taylor Energy platform cleared for trial

7/22/2013 - Deadline murky for sinkhole suits

7/19/2013 - Judge refuses to suspend BP settlement payments


7/18/2013 - BP asks federal court to suspend claims payments during fraud investigation


7/17/2013 - Barbier grants motion for hearing on temporary suspension of BP claims program


7/15/2013 - Gill: BP fleece a done deal

7/11/2013 - Louisiana legacy lawsuits create unknown risks for some E&P companies


7/8/2013 - BP, plaintifs' laywers argue before 5th Circuit on challenge over oil spill payments


7/1/2013 - Petrochemical company wins case against insurer over pollution buy back program

6/28/2013 - Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session of 1996


6/25/2013 - Injured contract workers file suit against Williams Olefins


6/23/2013 - Legacy lawsuit reforms mostly ignored by judges, say energy industry advocate and legal reform group

6/19/2013 - Scaled-back "Equal Pay for Women Act" to cover state workers

6/19/2013 - Bobby Jindal signs into law pay raises for judges, assessors

6/17/2013 - Class action suit sees settlement

6/14/2013 - Class action filed against ExxonMobil for multiple chemical leaks in Baton Rouge area


6/14/2013 - Class action filed after plant explosion


6/14/2013 - Federal judges to investigate misconduct complaint against 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones


6/13/2013 - Judge Edith Jones' controversial remarks to be considered by Washington DC court


6/5/2013 - Mandatory retirement relief fails


6/3/2013 - Lawmakers fail to pass amendment eliminating mandatory retirement age for judges


5/30/2013 - Equal Pay for Women Act Cleared by Louisiana House Labor Committee


5/29/2013 - Assumption sinkhole lawsuits now total eight filed so far


5/28/2013 - Attorney general's contracts questioned

5/28/2013 - Bill to end mandatory retirement for judges moves to House floor

5/22/2013 - THE BUDDY SYSTEM: You've Got to Pay to Play


5/22/2013 - Court approves sinkhole class-action suit


5/21/2013 - THE BUDDY SYSTEM: Caldwell's Illegal (and Expensive) Contingency Fee Contracts

5/21/2013 - ATRA Ally Calls Out Louisiana Attorney General For for Pay-to-Play "Buddy System"

5/20/2013 - Attorney General called out for giving contracts to top campaign donors

4/9/2013 - ACTION ALERT: House to Consider Lawsuit Lending Bill Monday


4/30/2013 - Practice a danger to consumers


4/29/2013 - Bill would cap litigation loans

4/28/2013 - Loan and Order: States Object to 'Payday' Lawsuit Lending

4/26/2013 - Supreme Court creates another snag for class actions

4/2/2013 - N.O. judges not off the hook for insurance purchases yet

4/1/2013 - 5th Circuit Court sides with EPA in Clean Air Act case brought by Texas environmental groups
 

4/1/2013 - Class action settlements face growing scrutiny


3/28/2013 - Louisiana attorney general passes on sanctions against Orleans judges for suspect spending


3/19/2013 - Personal injury lawyer defends $900,000 in judicial spending as "amazingly efficient"


3/15/2013 - In BP oil spill trial, attention turns to Halliburton, Transocean


3/12/2013 - Bill would Require Details on Asbestos Payouts


3/14/2013 - Plaintiffs' lawyer resigns amid BP oil spill trial


3/12/2013 - Local judges put fish tanks, gun permit, handmade robes on expense accounts


3/11/2013 - As Asbestos Claims Rise, So Do Worries About Fraud


3/8/2013 - Second week of BP oil spill trial focuses on gross negligence


3/5/2013 - Scruggs asks 5th Circuit to toss guilty plea (BLOG)


3/5/2013 - Sinkhole case draws Brockovich


3/1/2013 - Tough road ahead for BP in Gulf oil spill trial, legal experts predict


3/1/2013 - BP's false oil flow claims may have delayed plugging of Macondo well, Transocean claims

2/28/2013 - Attorney Shelly Dick wins Judiciary Committee OK for seat on BR federal court

2/28/2013 - Johnson takes oath in public ceremony

2/27/2013 - Denton withdraws from judicial race

2/25/2013 - Oil spill begins for BP, Transocean, other companies: Blame game marks the first day


2/22/2013 - BP oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans almost three years after one of the worst spills in US history


2/22/2013 - Meet the lead attorneys involved in the BP oil spill trial

2/21/2013 - Federal judge rules some parts of BP criminal guilty plea, indictments of BP workers, can't be used in civil trial


2/15/2013 - Breaking Bad on the Bayou: Supreme Court and Attorney General Giving Louisiana a Bad Name


2/15/2013 - Vote on judge likely in two weeks


2/12/2013 - Judge nominee to get vote


2/11/2013 - UPDATED: Outside lawyers contracted by La. Attorney General making millions - have close ties to AG


2/08/2013 - Outside lawyers contracted by La. Attorney General making millions - have close ties to AG


2/04/2013 - Attorneys want $22.3 million in expenses reimbursed for work on economic and property damage settlement with BP


1/29/2013 - Federal judge accepts $4 billion BP guilty plea for Deepwater Horizon oil disaster


1/21/2013 - Top 10 jury verdicts of 2012


1/18/2013 - Justice department, BP defend $4 billion Deepwater Horizon criminal plea agreement


1/16/2013 - Louisiana AG's "Pay-to-Play" Party Rolls on in 2013


1/15/2013 - La. AG's oil spill tab nears $24M


1/11/2013 - Federal judge approves BP Gulf oil spill medical settlement


1/8/2013 - Justices Weigh Intent of a Class-Action Law


1/7/2013 - Chehardy elevates to appellate chief judge


1/6/2013 - Supreme Court class action

1/4/2013 - Beware Louisiana's Civil Justice System; It's a 'Hellhole'


12/26/2012 - Obama could reshape conservative 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

12/18/2012 - Louisiana makes 'Judicial Hellholes' list for third straight year; 'Legacy Lawsuit' reform noted as step in right direction


12/17/2012 - Louisiana looms large in oil spill case


12/13/2012 - Louisiana lands on 'Judicial Hellhole' watch list for third consecutive year


12/13/2012 - Louisiana Lands on 'Judicial Hellholes' Watchlist Again


12/12/2012 - Shelly Dick finally gets confirmation hearing, but it may be too late for Senate OK this year

12/11/2012- Building the Trust Fund (Op-Ed)

12/11/2012 - Asbestos lawsuit disclosure bill heads to Ohio gov

12/9/2012 - McDonald wins, Theriot on appellate court

12/7/2012 - Hughes, PAC have big money lead in court race


12/5/2012 - The State Supreme Court Race is a Classic Single-Issue Muddle


12/5/2012 - "Leave it to Beaver" emerges in Supreme Court race


12/5/2012 - Supreme Court candidates boost coffers


12/4/2012 - High court ruling to affect life terms for juveniles

12/4/2012 - Personal Injury Lawyers Go "All In" for Jeff Hughes


11/30/2012 - Contributions key in high court runoff

11/30/2012 - Judges bristle over finances

11/29/2012 - Clean water and land PAC spent roughly 40 percent of funds it raised on Hughes

11/29/2012 - Vitter removes block on judicial nominee

11/27/2012 - Wife of former pipe cleaner sues oil companies over alleged secondary exposure to radioactive materials


11/27/2012 - Class actions back on U.S. Supreme Court's radar

11/25/2012 - Voter turnout key in 1st Circuit race

11/25/2012 - Dupont, Theriot face off for appellate seat


11/25/2012 - Two appeals judges seek Supreme Court seat


11/21/12 - Louisiana Manufacturers Political Action Committee Endorse Judge John Michael Guidry for the Louisiana Supreme Court, District 5 Seat


11/18/12 - Jindal's support for judge opposed


11/16/12 - Court Candidates Split GOP, LABI endorsements


11/15/2012 - ATRA "disappointed" by Jindal's endorsement of Hughes for high court


11/15/2012 - Not just any Supreme Court race


11/14/2012 - BP, plaintiffs' attorneys urge federal judge to extend deadline in Gulf oil spill settlement


11/14/2012 - Clean Water and Land PAC money money makes its way into Supreme Court race


11/14/2012 - LABI
 PRESS RELEASE: Judge John Michael Guidry Receives Business Group Endorsement


11/13/2012 - Finally, an end to legacy-lawsuit abuse


11/12/2012 - Judicial candidate campaigns take divergent paths

11/11/2012 - Jindal backs Hughes for Supreme Court

11/7/2012 - Three judicial elections won outright, four headed to runoff

11/5/2012 - BP settlement, if approved, likely destined for appeal


11/5/2012 - Legacy Lawsuit Lawyers Working to Tip the Scales of Justice?


11/3/2012 - 8 candidates fight for seat on Louisiana high court

11/2/2012 - Thousands of opt-outs not expected to scuttle BP oil spill settlement

11/1/2012 - With less than a week to go, LA Supreme Court race still wide open


10/31/2012 - Panel oks revamp of judge pay review


10/31/2012 - LA Supreme Court races rakes in $1.98 million


10/30/2012 - Julie Quinn says she won't run for the judgeship in Jefferson Parish

10/30/2012 - Jennifer Sneed, former Jefferson Parish Council member, loses round on ethics charges


10/28/2012 - Letters: Learn about candidates in judicial elections


10/26/2012 - Judge delays oil spill trial, cites Super Bowl, Mardi Gras distractions

10/25/2012 - State to receive $18.6 million in drug settlements


10/23/2012 - Alexandria native Catherine "Kitty" Kimball looking forward to retirement after 20 years on Louisiana Supreme Court


10/22/2012 - Eight vie for Supreme Court District 5 seat

10/22/2012 - Small business owner plagued by asbestos lawsuits fears for future of business


10/19/2012 - District 5 hopefuls take part in forum


10/16/2012 - Louisiana Supreme Court dismisses role of politics, race in ruling on chief judge


10/16/2012 - Bernette Johnson will be LA Supreme Court's next chief justice


10/15/2012 - Judge Paul Bonin reelected to 4th Circuit Court of Appeal after opponent withdraws


10/5/2012 - Family of pipe cleaner claims radiation poisoning; Seeks punitive damages in suit against Shell, others


9/21/2012 - Louisiana drivers suffer high rate of auto misery


9/20/2012 - Supreme Court justice seeks $380K in fees, expenses

9/10/2012 - Chamber of Commerce Study give low marks to Louisiana civil courts


9/8/2012 - State appeals ruling in Louisiana chief justice spat


9/7/2012 - Letters: Lawsuit abuse hurts all of us

9/5/2012 - Class action lawsuit filed against Entergy following power outages


9/4/2012 - Federal Judge Picks Winner in Louisiana Supreme Court Dispute


8/21/2012 - More Lawsuits, Less Growth


8/17/2012 - Appeals court won't toss ex-Miss. lawyer's plea


8/16/2012 - Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice controversy argued before federal judge
07/11/2012 - Louisiana high court squabbles turns ugly

07/11/2012 - NAACP passes emergency resolution backing Bernette Johnson's claim to become Louisiana's chief justice


07/10/2012 - La. chief justice declines to discuss successor


07/09/2012 - Appeals court asked to toss ex-Miss. lawywer's plea


07/09/2012 - Marc Morial, Cedric Richmond ask Justice to block effort to keep Bernette Johnson from becoming chief justice


07/06/2012 - La. justice sues court for post


07/01/2012 - Commentary: Louisiana AG takes missteps with outside counsel

06/12/2012 - Private attorneys hired by AG in quasi-criminal proceedings rasies serious questions


06/11/2012 - Miss. high court orders new trial in asbestos case

06/08/2012 - House Judiciary Committee Passes Asbestos Transparency Bill


06/08/2012 - Tort Reform proponent says 2012 Legislative session had ups and downs


06/06/2012 - Diabetes Drug Maker Fights Pay-to-Play in Once-and-Future Judicial Hellhole


06/06/2012 - Gov. Bobby Jindal signs plan that could elect third African-American judge to 24th Judicial District


06/01/2012 - Report: Drug maker suing La. AG over outside counsel hiring


05/31/2012 - Legacy lawsuit compromise sent to governor's desk


05/31/2012 - Judge outlines new plan for Gulf oil spill trial


05/29/2012 - Appeals court upholds verdict in Miss. fraud suit


05/22/2012 - Legacy Lawsuit compromise advances

5/20/2012 - Tort reform group wary of Jindal

05/17/2012 - Why trial lawyers love Bobby Jindal

05/17/2012 - Deal reached on process for cleaning up old drilling sites

05/17/2012 - Oil and gas industry, landowners reach compromise in cleanup dispute with La. Legislature


05/16/2012 - Compromise in Legacy Lawsuits Reached


05/11/2012 - Controversial presentation on creating legacy lawsuits uncovered

05/11/2012 - Special Report: The long, lethal shadow of asbestos


05/02/2012 - Feds seek summer trial date for Gulf spill claims


04/21/2012 - Citizens' assets seizure on hold pending hearing


04/19/2012 - Judge authorizes seizure of Citizens Insurance money


04/18/2012 - Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement


04/18/2012 - BP oil spill medical claims settlement covers workers, some coastal residents


04/11/2012 - Second class action filed over vinyl plants explosion


04/04/2012 - BP oil spill trial plan could change


04/03/2012 - Should Gulf oil spill dispersant, clean-up companies stay in the litigation?


04/02/2012 - House Committee rejects lowering threshold for jury trials in lawsuits


03/25/2012 - Wide-ranging civil cases slow justice at federal court in New Orleans


03/23/2012 - Louisiana oil companies decry "abusive" rash of lawsuits, say industry hurting


03/23/2012 - Civil litigation reform bills could pass this session, advocate says


03/22/2012 - Measure limiting malpractice lawsuits coming up for vote in Congress


03/21/2012 - Property owners can challenge EPA in court, Supreme Court rules


03/20/2012 - La. Legislation Could Shield Louisiana Citizens From $104M Judgment


03/20/2012 - ExxonMobil should pay $10 million to Westwego man who has cancer, Jefferson Parish jury says


03/19/2012 - Fifth Circuit Rejects Appeal in $20M Transocean Case

03/14/2012 - "Secondary" asbestos exposure case filed against sewerage and water board and others

03/11/2012 - BP oil spill settlement is a bonanza for lawyers, columnist writes


03/10/2012 - BP oil spill claimants' legal fees might be paid by BP, plaintiff lawyers say


03/08/2012 - The Young Firm files another drilling mud asbestos suit


03/07/2012 - Lawmakers Targeting Asbestos Litigation


03/07/2012 - Legacy Lawsuits: The fight continues in Louisiana 

03/01/2012 - Gulf oil spill case court docket is busy as settlement talks continue


03/01/2012 - Bill would increase salaries for La. judges


03/01/2012 - Bills would alter rules for trials, suits


02/28/2012 - Study: Legacy lawsuits sapping Louisiana jobs

02/28/2012 - Mississippi man sues Chevron and others over asbestos exposure


02/22/2012 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill liability rulings filed


02/19/2012 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial to bring high-profile players into the ring


02/19/2012 - Man sues Exxon Mobil, others for hearing loss; claims he was battered by occupational noise


02/15/2012 - Appeals court affirms order that BP set aside up to 6 percent of any settlement for lead plaintiffs' attorneys


02/15/2012 - Class action filed against East Jefferson Hospital for allegedly overcharging patients


02/15/2012 - Most BP plaintiffs may be ineligible for compensation


02/14/2012 - Judge sets 1st hearing for diabetes drug lawsuits


02/13/2012 - Jury trials requested in asbestos suit on behalf of three offshore workers


02/12/2012 - Judge in Gulf oil spill trial can handle numbingly complex trial ahead, colleagues say


02/09/2012 - BP's blemished safety record is off-limits in trial, judge rules


02/07/2012 - Judge allocates time for start of oil spill trial


02/05/2012 - Gulf oil spill's "trial of the century" could end before it begins


02/05/2012 - Gulf oil spill blame is focus of New Orleans court case


1/30/2012 - BP tries to seal testimony, strike evidence in upcming oil spill litigation


01/30/2012 - With trial pending, BP asks judge to cull experts


01/28/2012 - Commissioner responds to Citizens' lawsuit


01/22/2012 - Caldwell, governor agree on legal fees


01/21/2012 - High Court refuses to overturn Citizens ruling

01/18/2012 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill claimants who settle, but don't sue, exempted from paying into lawyer fund


01/17/2012 - Attorney General reverses course, supports holding back percentage of BP settlements


01/09/2012 - Editorial: BP Makes Amends

01/05/2012 - Editorial: Put BP oil spill victims first in court hearing about potential attorney fees


01/05/2012 - BP oil spill payments resume after fee wrinkle

01/05/2012 - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance asks for rehearing in adjustment case


01/05/2012 - Attorneys big winner in lawsuit

01/04/2012 - US Judge Tosses $322M Asbestos Lawsuit Verdict


01/05/2012 - BP oil spill payments resume after fee wrinkle

01/05/2012 - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance asks for rehearing in adjustment case


01/05/2012 - Attorneys big winner in lawsuit

01/04/2012 - US Judge Tosses $322M Asbestos Lawsuit Verdict


12/29/2011 - Big year leads to bigger 2012 for U.S. Supreme Court


12/29/2011 - Fund will be creatd to reimburse plaintiff attorneys working on BP litigation


12/21/2011 - Four lawsuits filed against Temple-Inland

12/13/2011 - Barbier rejects state, city government damage claims against BP


12/10/2011 - Family, oil firm fight over land


12/10/2011 - Help decide the top 10


12/09/2011 - Zach Scruggs goes to federal appeals court


12/08/2011 - Asbestos case names nearly all employers man had in lifetime


12/08/2011 - New lawsuit filed in Gulf oil spill


 12/5/2011 - Attorney fees in BP litigation are disputed


11/30/2011 - Louisiana needs to speed away from No. 1 ranking

11-28-2011 - Jury favors BP in environmental damage suit; Houssiere plaintiffs seek second trial


11/21/2011 - Lower Threshold for Jury Trials Could Reduce Louisiana Car Insurance Rates


11/17/2011 - BP not entitled to insurance coverage under Transocean, Barbier rules


11/16/2011 - Federal judge rules against Feinberg

11/15/2011 - Judge Allows Alabama, Louisiana to Seek Punitive Damages in Oil Spill


11/15/2011 - BP loses two Gulf oil spill rulings


11/14/2011 - At a premium


11/07/2011 - Texaco sued for supplying benzene to Louisiana company over 35 years ago


11/06/2011 - Landrieu nominates 3 attorneys for vacant federal judgeship


10/31/2011 - Senate confirms Stephen Higginson for seat on 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


10/28/2011 - Louisiana must turn over records to BP: judge

10/16/2011 - Tort Reform Issue in Race


10/04/2011 - "Litigation lottery" reviewed


10/3/2011 - Brown confirmed as N.O. federal judge


09/30/2011 - More jobs, not lawsuits


09/30/2011 - Groups Maneuvering for Active Legislative Session
 

09/27/2011 - Ad campaign touts limits on civil lawsuits


09/27/2011 - Group fights "frivolous" lawsuits


09/26/2011 - Louisiana voters back lawsuit reform


09/26/2011 - Poll: Statewide Consensus Backs Lawsuit Reform


09/26/2011 - Business coalition wants to limit civil lawsuits


09/26/2011 - Ad campaign seeks limits on civil lawsuits


09/23/2011 - In praise of Perry's Texas lawsuit reform


09/20/2011 - Judge must decide if state law applies to punitive damages in BP oil spill

09/18/2011 - Man awarded $7.55 million in Orleans Parish asbestos suit


09/15/2011 - Blame for 2010 Gulf Blast, Spill Will Be Decided by Trial Judge


09/12/2011 - House hearing: Louisiana's business growth stunted by asbestos lawsuits


09/08/2011 - Sulphur family appeals cap on damages to 3rd Circuit


09/02/2011 - Sound legal climate essential for a healthy job market


08/18/2011 - Guest Commentary: Legal Reform in the Lone Star State


07/27/2011 - Don't sound the death knell for class actions just yet
 

07/27/2011 - Judge orders Chinese drywall supplier to divulge details of $54 million settlement


07/27/2011 - Plaintiffs challenge GCCF's OPA compliance filed in BP oil spill


07/15/2011 - Judge gives preliminary approval of settlement in Chinese drywall litigation


07/15/2011 - Judge tosses RICO claims against BP for oil spill


07/14/2011 - Asbestos case hits a snag


7/10/2011 - BP fights payout formula


07/08/2011 - Martin Co. not liable for Alexandria woman's cancer, jury decides


07/03/2011 - La. Jury awards $1.5M in asbestos case

 

 Links of Interest

Louisiana Association of Business & Industry: Civil Justice Reform 2009 Business Issues

Manhattan Institute - Trial Lawyers Inc.

Institute for Legal ReformI Am Lawsuit AbuseLouisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch 

Louisiana Record The American Tort Reform Association  American Justice Partnership