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The U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform recently released the 2012 Legal Climate Report, which ranks the states' tort liability systems. For the third year in a row, Louisiana ranks 49th among all 50 states in the fairness of its litigation environment. The entire report can be read here.
Louisiana small business owner, Mike Carter, knows first-hand the negative impact frivilous lawsuits have on business operations. He is facing more than 100 asbestos lawsuits from 2,000 plaintiffs and he does not even manufacturer asbestos. Click here to read his story.
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