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7/13/2022 - Chief Justice John Weimer wins legal ruling, can run for re-election to Supreme Court

6/18/2022 - Former District Court Judge Mike Erwin passes away at 72

6/18/2022 - Seventh insurer in state collapses

6/18/2022 - Louisiana officials ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in redistricting case

6/18/2022 - Appeals court serves win for Oceana

4/9/2022 - Mark Ballard: Some reform supporters have had enough of trying to lower auto insurance premiums

3/31/2022 - Jeff Landry spent $420,000+ from campaign donors on his own staffing company

3/22/2022 - Robert Kless, Louisiana judge for four decades, dies at 81: 'Everybody's favorite jurist'

3/20/2022 - In staged accident scheme, New Orleans woman becomes 31st defendant to plead guilty

3/15/2022 - Weimer calls on state lawmakers to adequately fund judiciary

3/15/2021 - 2022 State of the Judiciary Address

3/14/2022 - Excessive litigation costs Louisiana $3.2B, thousands of jobs

3/10/2022 - La. Dept. of Insurance announces Castastrophe Reform Package

3/10/2022 - Excessive tort costs take a toll on Louisiana's taxpayers and economy

3/9/2022 - 4th JDC is one messed-up court district as evidenced by neverending Palowsky-Cork-Campbell-judges soap opera

2/23/2022 - Louisiana Supreme Court denies writs, alllows judge's suit against The Advocate to proceed

2/17/2022 - Jack Watson, Louisiana Supreme Court justice from 1979 through 1996, dies at 93

2/14/2022 - 7 More Charged in Louisiana Staged Automobile Collision Scheme

2/11/2022 - GOP lawmaker proposes second majority-Black distric for Louisiana's Supreme Court

2/11/2022 - US judge strikes down Biden climate damage cost estimate

2/10/2022 - 3 Terrebonne residents accused of staging car crashes in New Orleans for insurance money

2/8/2022 - State could see lower auto insurance rates in 'several years,' tort reform supporters now say

2/7/2022 - Louisiana courts should be funded by taxpayers, not tickets, fines, task force says

2/3/2022 - Ethics complaint filed against federal judge who insisted lawyer remove his mask

2/4/2022 - Funeral services set for Judge Martin Feldman

1/31/2022 - Appeals court Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods resigns, will take job at Entergy

1/28/2022 - Baton Rouge judge can keep seat despite election after turning 70; high court cites pandemic delays

1/26/2022 - Jim Brown: Auto insurance rates skyrocketing

1/25/2022 - Judge loses seniority lawsuit against colleagues on East Baton Rouge bench; appeal likely

1/23/2022 - When a judge sues other judges, who hears the case? A seniority lawsuit has made it an issue. 

1/21/2022 -
 Commissioner Donelon Places Americas Insurance Co. Into Receivership

1/21/2022 - Louisiana attorney disbarred for multiple alleged violations

1/20/2022 - Commissioner Donelon Places Americas Insurance Co. Into Receivership

1/20/2022 - Tort reform has yet to lower Louisiana auto insurance rates, new data suggests

1/19/2022 - Nov. 8 special election set after judge's death

1/19/2022 - Cause of Louisiana judge's death uncertain after autopsy

1/16/2022 - District Court judge Christopher Dassau found dead in his home Sunday, Baker police chief says

1/15/2022 - In New Orleans staged accident racket, Lafayette man is sent to prison

1/15/2022 - Lafayette Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Stage Automobile Accidents

1/13/2022 - 5th Circuit's Costa to resign, giving Biden second vacany to fill

1/14/2022 - Former judge to run for Odinet's vacated seat following racist video

1/14/2022 - Brad Myers, ex-federal prosecutor, running for vacant 19th JDC seat

1/13/2022 - Harvey Woman Pleads guilty to Conspiring to Stage Automobile Accident in Order to Defraud Insurance and Trucking companies

1/13/2022 - 1st of 43 lawsuits accusing Big Oil of damaging Louisiana coast back to state court - again

1/12/2022 - Louisiana Supreme Court exteneds courthouse closure

1/12/2022 - What are the most expensive states for auto insurance?

1/11/2022 - Consumer advocate concerned about rising car insurance rates

1/10/2022 - Trucking Industry Needs Protection From Huge Legal Verdicts

1/10/2022 - Parish tax officials seek dismissal of federal lawsuit challenging Louisiana sales tax system

1/7/2022 - Louisiana Supreme Court upholds vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

1/4/2022 - Jonesboro Fire Chief and a Jackson Parish Sheriff's Deputy arrested for insurance fraud

1/9/2022 - Judges sued by colleague use $170K in court funds to pay private lawyers - but is it legal?

1/9/2022 - Real Reform Louisiana says car insurance rates continue to rise despite 2020 tort reform claims

1/8/2022 - Louisiana judge indicted on tax charges tied to wedding fees

1/4/2022 - Court Order: Orleans Parish Civil District Court and the First and Second City Courts have suspended all civil jury trials until March 1, 2022 because of COVID-19 

1/4/2022 - Op-Ed: Coastal credit schemes are a paper tiger for coastal restoration

1/3/2022 - Appeals court rules in favor of Terrebonne Parish government in coastal lawsuit

12/31/2021 - Lafayette Judge Michelle Odinet resigns after racial slurs caught on video: 'I am sorry'

12/31/2021 - Louisiana appeals court orders land transfer for levee project

12/17/2021 - Louisiana insurer agrees to take on 30,000 customers stranded by carriers insolvent from Ida

12/19/2021 - Letters: Louisiana has a long way to go building a better legal systme for business, consumers

12/18/2021 - Baton Rouge lawyer has been suspended for two years with no full hearing, raising concerns

12/17/2021 - Appeals court reinstates Biden's vaccine policy for businesses, setting up a likely showdown at Supreme Court

12/17/2021 - Houston woman placed on probation for staged accident with 18-wheeler in New Orleans

12/16/2021 - Texas Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Stage Automobile Accidents in Order to Defraud Insurance and Trucking Companies

12/15/2021 - Proposed bill aims to protect trucking industry from insurance fraud

12/14/2021 - Graves' legislation would make staged collisions a federal crime

12/13/2021 - Report: LA's Civil Justice System Costs State Billions

12/12/2021 - Louisiana judges facing disciplinary hearings could now be on the hook for more court costs

12/12/2021 - After tort reform failure, time for real insurance reform

12/12/2021 - Louisiana still a 'judicial hellhole'

12/10/2021 - Rep. Graves proposes bill to make staged collisions a federal crime, lower car insurance rates

12/8/2021 - Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes' lawsuit against The Advocate can move forward, court rules

12/7/2021 - Ron Haley Jr., attorney for Ronald Greene family and rapper Lit Yoshi, suspended fofr 6 months

12/7/2021 - Louisiana Supreme Court hears arguments from Ochsner, employees over vaccine mandate

12/5/2021 - Louisiana judges often resign while under investigation. There's a new penalty for that

11/30/2021 - Louisiana legal system blamed for rising auto insurance rates

11/29/2021 - Waiting for State Farm to reimburse you for Ida evacuation expenses? That could be awhile?

11/29/2021 - Louisiana judges get pay cut after courts collect fewer fines and fees

11/29/2021 - Critics cite concerns over oil-and-gas 'credit schemes' said to help environment

11/24/2021 - William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with 'no regrets' during 'most rewarding career'

11/24/2021 - Housing issues deserve Capitol spotlight

11/22/2021 - Louisiana Supreme Court announces amendments to judicial discipline rules

11/23/2021 - New rule could make disciplined judge pay costs of probe

11/19/2021 - Jim Donelon: The facts about auto insurance, rising and falling cost

11/18/2021 - As voting rights lawsuit looms, Louisiana lawmakers consider adding high court seats

11/18/2021 - Commentary: "Tort reform" rightly under fire as insurance rates rise

11/17/2021 - New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Stage Automobile Accidents in Order to Defraud Insurance and Trucking Companies

11/15/2021 - Auto insurance rates have gone up since new law to bring them down, insurance commissioner says

11/10/2021 - Insurance agents fear rising homeowners insurance companies leave Louisiana

11/10/2021 - FedNat Pulling Out of Louisiana, Texas Amid Heavy Storm Losses

11/10/2021 - Louisiana's top insurance regulator seeks court-ordered take-over of failing insurers after Ida losses

11/7/2021 - A Tax Break for Trial Lawyers

11/7/2021 - Mark Ballard: Haatred of insurance companies becoming bipartisan issue in Louisiana

11/6/2021 - Boil 'em alive? Insurers face angry Louisiana politicians as policyholder frustrations mount

11/6/2021 - In judicial seniority spat, colleague seeks dismissal of Judge Beau Higgibotham lawsuit

10/25/2021 - Louisiana court system needs modernization makeover, study finds

10/18/2021 - State Sen. Rick Ward confirms potential run for Governor in 2023; expresses appreciation for "insight" that trial lawyers may actively back his candidacy

10/15/2021 - Federal Judges or Their Brokers Traded Stocks of Litigants During Cases

10/12/2021 - Ida-delayed Supreme Court arguments set for next week

10/12/2021 - The Louisiana Supreme Court Throws out Lafayette Judge's Ruling that Lafayette Consolidated Government's Ordinance Against Panhandling is Unconstitutional

10/6/2021 - When legal system is abused - as with 'hurricane lawyers' - Louisianans pay

10/5/2021 - La. justice commission looks to overhaul court costs

9/25/2021 - Is a 71-year-old Baton Rouge judge too old to serve? Showdown in state's highest court will decide

9/24/2021 - 'LaPolitics': September is a big month for class-action lawsuits

9/23/2021 - Judge rejects employee lawsuit against Ochsner Lafayette General over vaccine mandate

9/23/2021 - Viewpoint: Don't rush to hire a lawyer to help with your insurance claim

9/20/2021 - 'We will not change our stance': Ochsner Health responds to letter from law firm on vaccine mandates for employees

9/20/2021 - A group of customers is suing Entergy for 'negligence' in Hurricane Ida blackout

9/15/2021 - Cyberattack hits courts, Kenner

9/13/2021 - New indictment in brazen 18-wheeler crash scheme alleges more lawyers involved

9/13/2021 - 7 More Charged in Louisiana Staged Automobile Crash Schemes

9/13/2021 - Louisiana judge faces disciplinary hearing amid efforts to boost judicial transparency

9/10/2021 - Everlasting Judicial Hellholes

9/2/2021 - Law firm sends letters to Ochsner and Lourdes requesting withdrawal of vaccine mandates

8/31/2021 - In wake of Ida's devastation, Louisiana Supreme Court issues emergency orders

8/27/2021 - Hearing set for unethical conduct accusations against judge

8/6/2021 - Lawsuits over Louisiana oil drilling subject to new round of federal court hearings

8/5/2021 - Oil, Gas Companies Granted Redo in Louisiana Coastal Lawsuits

8/5/2021 - Jurisdicational question revived in suits over coastal loss

8/2/2021 - Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Stage Automobile Accidents in Order to Defraud Insurance and Trucking Companies

8/1/2021 - Letters: Given time, insurance rates will go down because of 2020 reforms of state law

7/30/2021 - After COVID-19 exposures at criminal courthouse, some judges move back to all virtual proceedings

7/28/2021 - Higher courts told a Baton Rouge judge to sue his colleagues. He did, and here's why

7/28/2021 - Lawsuit tried to disqualify court candidate over tax issues. Did they have the wrong person?

7/22/2021 - Jeff Landry targets new Louisiana medical school over coronavirus vaccine mandates

7/7/2021 - Should Bar Associations be Able to Use Mandatory Dues for Lobbying?

7/3/2021 - Must Louisiana lawyers join bar association? Maybe not, federal court says

7/2/2021 - Victory at the Fifth Circuit: Should Bar Associations be Able to Use Mandatory Dues for Lobbying?

7/1/2021 - Overturning 8 Years of "Palpable Error," The Louisiana Supreme Court Limits Damages Available to Landowners in Oilfield Legacy Litigation

6/30/2021 - Louisiana Supreme Court justice admits misconduct; here's how his colleagues disciplined him

6/23/2021 - Appeal court clerk accused of removing appeal testimony against judge

5/18/2021 - Letters: Civil justice reformes will take time to make a dent in car insurance rates

5/17/2021 - Supreme Court sides with oil companies in Baltimore case

5/15/2021 - Misconduct charges against Denham Springs judge revealed; lawmakers push for more court transparency

5/15/2021 - Mark Ballard: Why lawyers' ads portraying jubilant winners of lawsuit lottery might be dialed back

5/14/2021 - Louisiana needs tort reform as new report shows billions in economic and wage losses

5/14/2021 - Louisianans want legal settlement funds dedicated to coastal restoration, poll finds

5/14/2021 - Trial lawyer bills would encourage meritless litigation and divert coastl remediation funding

5/6/2021 - Garey Forster: Don't let trial lawyers create a Ponzi scheme fro coastal lawsuits

5/5/2021 - Zurik: Questions surround Attorney General's use of insurance fraud funds

5/4/2021 - Letters: With State Farm rate increase, voters have no one to blame but themselves

5/4/2021 - Louisianans Reject Lawyer-Driven Coastal Policy

4/23/2021 - New Episode: Louisiana: The Lawsuit Paradise - Business Erosion Part 2 (click link to view video)

4/22/2021 - Keva Landrum, former Orleans Parish judge, tapped for U.S. attorney post in New Orleans

4/21/2021 - Ronald Gathe picked for Baton Rouge U.S. attorney; he's the first Black nominee

4/20/2021 - Energy industry: Lawyers want to bypass legitimate coastal protection policies

4/12/2021 - Louisiana Trial Lawyers Spend Big on Ads Across the State

4/8/2021 - 'Slammers,' 'spotters,' staged vehicle wrecks and a push to make the scheme a felony in Louisiana

4/8/2021 - For second year, Louisiana bar exam will be open-book test due to COVID concerns

4/1/2021 - Letter to the editor: La. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Weimer of Thibodaux on why jury duty is important

3/22/2021 - Hunter and Smith vie for Court of Appeals seat, 2 former mayors in Bastrop runoff

3/21/2021 - Why auto insurance is so expensive in Shreveport

3/17/2021 - Keep Texas Trucking Along by Protecting Against Excessive Lawsuits

3/16/2021 - Jury trials can resume in Louisiana, but New Orleans courts take different approaches to tricky topic

3/15/2021 - Jeff Landry defends handling of case involving top aid's sexual harassment complaints

3/15/2021 - Owners of Ascension-based school bus company facing charges over fake insurance cards

3/13/2021 - Jury moratorium to expire March 31, 2021

3/11/2021 - Pat Magee - aide to Jeff Landry - resigns amid second sexual harassment complaint

3/7/2021 - Oil industry calls coastal erosion settlement authorized by Landry misguided, flawed

3/7/2021 - State AG authorizes $100M settlement in oil and gas lawsuit

3/5/2021 - Did Jeff Landry Betray Louisiana's Oil And Gas Industry Yesterday?

3/4/2021 - Louisiana AG Landry Authorizes Settlement Between Oil Company, State

3/5/2021 - Landry signs on to coastal lawsuit settlement

3/4/2021 - Freeport McMoRan agrees to big coastal damage settlement

3/4/2021 - AG Jeff Landry signs onto $100M settlement offer from Freeport-McMoran for its damage to Louisiana's coast

3/4/2021 - Louisiana attorney general signs onto coastal lawsuit deal

3/4/2021 - AG Jeff Landry signs agreement to settle 1 oil and gas lawsuit, faces criticism from industry

3/4/2021 - Jeff Landry must release records on aide, as judge rules in favor of Advocate reporter

3/4/2021 - LLAW: Statement on Attorney General Landry and the Edwards Admininistration's Support for Proposed Freeport McMoRan Settlement

3/4/2021 - 'A big deal:' Jeff Landry to sign onto potential landmark settlement with oil and gas company

3/4/2021 - LMOGA & LOGA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Coastal Land Loss Suits

3/4/2021 - Freeport-McMoran Receives Attorney General Authorization to Resolve Coastal Claims

3/4/2021 - Our Views: Jeff Landry's attack on open government should be exposed in courts

3/3/2021 - AG Jeff Landry's lawsuit targeting Advocate reporter to be heard Thursday

2/27/2021 - Second trucking firm files RICO lawsuit to recoup losses in staged accident

2/27/2021 - AG Jeff Landry didn't report discipline of top aide resulting from sexual harrassment complaint

2/26/2021 - La. auto insurance rates likely won't drop this year despite tort reform promises

2/24/2021 - Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit targeting Denka Performance Elastomer

2/23/2021 - He played role in major class-action lawsuits but was disbarred in 2019

2/23/2021 - La. State Police: Staff size limits insurance fraud investigations

2/12/2021 - ULM Foundation announces the Jeff Albright Insurance Society

2/14/2021 - Widow of sea captain settles coronavirus negligence lawsuit

2/13/2021 - Louisiana trucking industry is in for the long haul on tort reforms

2/13/2021 - Landry sues reporter who filed records request about harassment compliments

2/11/2021 - PAR: Reverse Lawsuit Sets Bad Example

2/9/2021 - COVID-19 Legal Services Television Advertising

2/8/2021 - New polling on attorney advertising hits home in Louisiana; Most people say it is 'annoying'

2/8/2021 - Auto insurance rates drop around 4%

2/8/2021 - Attorney General Jeff Landry sues Advocate reporter over public-records request

2/3/2021 - Donelon: Tort reform effects on auto insurance rates won't be known for two years

1/27/2021 - Tort reform advocates await Louisiana Supreme Court's study of attorney ad reforms

1/27/2021 - After arrest for drunken groping at bachelor party, Louisiana judge suspended

1/25/2021 - 'Spotter' in New Orleans Staged Crash Schemes Sentenced to Prison

1/24/2021 - Why judge Beau Higginbotham is suing to move into a vacant civil seat in Baton Rouge

1/17/2021 - James Gill: Legislators want to crimp lawyer advertising. Here's why their plan won't work. 

1/15/2021 - As Johnson retires from state Supreme Court, advocate hopes new court will uphold tort reform initiatives

1/13/2021 - A Hall of Fame Lawyer, a 'Real Housewife' and a Stunning Fall

1/7/2021 - Thibodaux native becomes chief justice of the state Supreme Court

1/4/2021 - Auto insurance law offers no guarantees

12/31/2020 - New laws: Tougher rules for Louisiana car accident lawsuits

12/29/2020 - Louisiana court decides if businesses can suffer mental anguish

12/21/2020 - N.O. Judge Harry Cantrell to run out the clock

12/17/2020 - Four more guilty please in insurance scam at center of 'Highway Robbery' investigation

12/17/2020 - Four more admit staging $4.7 million vehicle accident in New Orleans

12/16/2020 - Garey Forster: Avalanche of lawsuits and lawyer ads hurts Louisiana businesses

12/14/2020 - Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes scores initial victory in lawsuit against The Advocate

12/14/2020 - Insurance commissioner: Bogus online statistics about cost of car insurance in Louisiana

12/14/2020 - Top official in Jeff Landry's office put on leave amid investigation into violation of office policy

12/14/2020 - Federal judge in Louisiana approves hurricane lawsuit plan

12/14/2020 - In the news today (Institute for Legal Reform)

12/12/2020 - State plagued by lawsuit abuse

12/12/2020 - Louisiana finishes in top 5 in 'Judicial Hellholes' report

12/11/2020 - Federal judge has hurricane lawsuit plan

12/10/2020 - Letters: State senator says La. ranks 2nd-highest nationally for auto insurance

12/10/2020 - Changes to Louisiana's legal system fail to get the state off the 'judicial hellhole' list

12/9/2020 - Louisiana finishes in top 5 in 'Judicial Hellholes' report

12/8/2020 - Slight Improvement, But Louisiana Still Named a "Judicial Hellhole"

12/8/2020 - Louisiana labeled as 'Judicial Hellhole' for eighth year in a row

11/30/2020 - State Farm, cops believe judge candidate is insurance fraudster

11/25/2020 - FBI issues warning to suspects amid investigation into widespread La insurance fraud scheme

11/25/2020 - Assumption sheriff's deputy sues former judge over racist, derogatory text message

11/23/2020 - Attorney indicted, key witness murdered as FBI turns up the heat in Louisiana insurance fraud investigation

11/23/2020 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Releases American Tort Reform Poll

11/23/2020 - Texas Trucking Association targets tort reform with broad coalition

11/11/2020 - Op-Ed: Sue-happy Louisiana sends people, jobs and investments feeing

11/6/2020 - A Louisiana Supreme Court candidate just won a runoff by default; here's why

11/5/2020 - New Orleans attorney charged in federal prove of brazen staged-accident scheme

11/3/2020 - Piper Griffin, Terri Love in runoff for New Orleans-based Louisiana Supreme Court seat

11/3/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court election: Judge Jay McCallum wins District 4 seat

10/27/2020 - In New Orleans staged conspiracy, another defendant admits guilt


10/26/2020 - Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court. Next up: Her new job starts Tuesday.

10/26/2020 - Amy Coney Barrett is my niece. It's absurd to call her an extremist.

10/24/2020 - Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats' blockade

10/22/2020 - Louisiana Coastal Land Loss Litigation

10/21/2020 - Climate Change Litigation and Why Every Business Should Be Concerned

10/22/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court rules on LOGA supported tax case

10/22/2020 - Senate Judiciary Committee advances Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

10/21/2020 - Senate to work through weekend to get Barrett confirmed before election

10/21/2020 - Opinion: Cast an informed vote in state and local judge races. Our guide will help

10/19/2020 - Disgraced judge Jeff Perilloux sentenced to 14 years in prison for fondling teens

10/19/2020 - AG Jeff Landry Statement on Perilloux Sentence

10/17/2020 - WDSU Investigates: More indicted in staged wrecks scheme, over 30 now charged

10/17/2020 - 'Slammers,' 'spotters,' crooked lawyers: 4 more indicted in New Orleans staged accident scam

10/15/2020 - Judge convicted of inappropriate touching of daughter's friends sent to jail immediately

10/14/2020 - Judicial campaign accuses opponent of conspiring with Sidney Torres to circumvent campaign contribution rules

10/14/2020 - Disgraced St. John Parish judge asks for sentencing delay amid alleged probe of jury tampering

10/12/2020 - American Bar Association Awards Judge Barrett a "Well-Qualified" Rating

10/11/2020 - Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite virus

10/11/2020 - Three vie for retiring Chief Justice Bernette Johnson's seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court

10/11/2020 - Judges Tiffany Foxworth, Yvette Alexander to square off for third time this year in Nov. 3 election

10/11/2020 - Chris Cox, Pat Rooney seek open Jefferson Parish judgeship

10/10/2020 - Votes for Jeff Perilloux, convicted St. John Parish judge, will count, court clerk says

10/10/2020 - Insurance crisis in Louisiana shows need for reform

10/10/2020 - Killing of staged-accident 'slammer' puts spotlight on 'crazy' Louisiana fraud scheme

10/9/2020 - 'LaPolitics': Judicial contests drawing money from business lobby

10/9/2020 - Supreme Court order makes Judicial Disciplinary proceedings more transparent

10/7/2020 - Letters: A high economic cost of reckless lawsuits

10/3/2020 - GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

10/2/2020 - Supreme Court to decide whether climate suit can be moved to federal court

10/2/2020 - Justice Hughes files defamation suit against tort reform group's director; Critic says suit attempts to 'chill' speech

9/30/2020 - Fifth Circuit candidates share election platforms

10/1/2020 - Judge: Suit over arrest of pipeline protesters can go on

9/30/2020 - Federal judge in Baton Rouge allows protesters' lawsuit against pipeline company to proceed

9/30/2020 - After conviction on sex counts, Jeff Perilloux resigns judgeship in S. John the Baptist Parish

9/30/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Agency Preemption Case

9/29/2020 - Legislative task force looking at ways to lower care insurance rates in Louisiana

9/28/2020 - 'Take home' lawsuits over COVID infections could be costly for U.S. employers

9/28/2020 - Louisiana business groups urge court to keep coastal erosion lawsuits in federal court

9/28/2020 - Four vie for Division 'I' seat in Orleans Parish Civil District Court

9/27/2020 - Our Views: A qualified nominee from Louisiana heads for a broken Senate process

9/27/2020 - What Louisiana leaders are saying about Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to U.S. Supreme Court

9/27/2020 - Longtime 19th JDC Judge Richard Anderson faces challenge from Baker prosecutor Christopher Dassau

9/26/2020 - Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

9/26/2020 - New Orleans man's murder shows the danger of becoming a witness

9/26/2020 - Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith, People of Praise ties likely to gain scrutiny in Supreme Court confirmation

9/25/2020 - An inside look at New Orleans' staged-accidents scam - and how some sought a bigger payday

9/25/2020 - Blue Cross Blue Shield settlement deal could increase competition

9/25/2020 - Appeal challenging newly elected Baton Rouge judge not considered after being filed too late

9/24/2020 - In New Orleans, a case of staged wrecks, a disbarred lawyer and stuntwoman attorney takes a dark turn

9/24/2020 - New Orleans man shot to death ahead of arraignment on staged car accident charges, lawyer says

9/23/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court justice sues watchdog group head for defamation, cites letter to the editor

9/23/2020 - Parish presidents who oppose coastal lawsuits argue oil and gas industry essential to state economy

9/23/2020 - Sen. John Kennedy signals support for moving forward with Trump nomination for Supreme Court

9/23/2020 - New Orleans judge Harry Cantrell nears end of final term, but faces misconduct hearing first

9/22/2020 - 4th JDC judges get $125K for updates after cyberattack

9/22/2020 - Louisiana oil firms seek to overturn panel's ruling on coastal lawsuits

9/22/2020 - Parish presidents who oppose coastal lawsuits argue oil and gas industry essential to state economy

9/21/2020 - Metairie native Amy Coney Barrett meets with Trump over Supreme Court seat

9/21/2020 - Will Metairie native Amy Coney Barrett be Trump's Supreme Court choice? Here are key factors

9/21/2020 - 9 more charged in scheme to stage I-10 vehicle wrecks, collect insurance payouts

9/17/2020 - Federal RICO lawsuit filed over staged Louisiana tractor-trailer accident

9/16/2020 - Louisiana's High Court Creates the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission

9/14/2020 - Update: See the list of 4th District Court documents on dark web

9/12/2020 - Judge McCallum picks up more endorsements

9/12/2020 - St. John Parish Judge Jeff Perilloux convicted of four sex crimes with juveniles

9/11/2020 - Women testify St. John Parish judge smeared vapor rub, tanning lotion on them as teens

9/9/2020 - Liability threat could prompt self-insured to OK COVID-19 comp claims

9/9/2020 - Oil companies facing lawsuits over coastal damage ask court to reconsider sending the cases to state court

9/4/2020 - Louisiana business-use car insurance premiums ranked among highest in nation

8/31/2020 - 11 indicted in accident schemes to defraud Louisiana insurers, trucking firms

8/25/2020 - 11 Charged in Louisiana Staged Truck Crash Insurance Fraud Scheme

8/24/2020 - Weimer's vote looks bad but does not violate the Code of Ethics, legal observer opines

8/20/2020 - Letters: Legislative reforms will eventually lower car insurance rates

8/17/2020 - Two more auto insurance companies lower rates in Louisiana

8/17/2020 - Commissioner Donelon Announces Lower Auto Rates for Louisiana Policyholders this Autumn

8/16/2020 - James Gill: Oil companies lose a round in court, so they may be settling with coastal parishes

8/16/2020 - Our Views: Justice John Weimer's decision on bar exam helps daughter, but doesn't help court's reputation

8/15/2020 - Mark Ballard: Despite new law, Louisiana's auto insurance rates won't go down next year; here's why

8/13/2020 - Op-Ed: As battle over coastal lawsuits continue, Louisianans pay the price

8/13/2020 - Oil Industry Faces Litigation Worth Billions in Louisiana Courts

8/11/2020 - Federal appeals court: Wetlands damage suits against oil and gas firms belong in state courts

8/10/2020 - Fifth Circuit says coastal lawsuits belong in state court; critics say case is 'meritless'

8/10/2020 - FG officials, opponents reach temporary accord in litigation over plastics project

8/9/2020 - La. Supreme Court reveals its 'inhumanity'

8/9/2020 - In courts, no easy answers about how to combat virus

8/9/2020 - Delays muddle age rules in judicial race; Candidate was within limits during qualifying but aged out after election postponed

8/9/2020 - New Orleans man pleads guilty to helping Houma residents fake auto crashes

8/9/2020 - Jay McCallum rolls out industry, law enforcement endorsements for Supreme Court race

8/7/2020 - A Supreme Court justice voted to let law grads forgo the bar exam. Among them: his daughter

8/7/2020 - New video series tells stories of Louisianans impacted by state's extensive lawsuit climate

8/6/2020 - 'Ring Leader' in New Orleans staged accident scam pleads guilty; Damien Labeaud's plea turns up the heat on one remaining defendant, as well as the attorneys who federal prosecutors say worked with him.

8/6/2020 - Judge sides with Louisiana governor, upholds virus rules

8/6/2020 - LOGPAC endorses Jay McCallum for Associate Justice of the Supreme Courrt, 4th Supreme Court District

8/5/2020 - Judge to hear legal challenge of Louisiana virus regulations

8/4/2020 - Lawsuit: Louisiana doing too little to protect voting rights

8/4/2020 - Judge candidate Justin Marquez disqualified in north shore race over domicile dispute

8/3/2020 - One of hospitalized Baton Eouge Chip Moore;s opponents drops out of race

8/3/2020 - U.S. Attorney resigns from Department of Justice, assumes duties of U.S. District Judge

8/2/2020 - Louisiana high court ends debate over mandatory judicial retirement age

8/2/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court justice Hughes sues The Advocate for defamation

8/1/2020 - Federal judge denies request to allow bars to reopen

8/1/2020 - James Gill: Septuagenerians can do lots of things. But running for judge isn't one of them.

7/28/2020 - U.S. Attorney David Joseph confirmed by U.S. Senate to federal judgeship

7/28/2020 - Advocates hope new legislation protects businesses and governments from COVID-19 lawsuits

7/27/2020 - Plaintiffs ask full appeals court to hear Terrebonne minority judgeship case

7/24/2020 - Seeking Big Payouts, Baseless Litigation Campaign Against Louisiana Energy Producers Harms State Economy

7/24/2020 - Judge in ICU with COVID-19 can qualify for reelection, La. Supreme Court decides

7/24/2020 - Jeff Perilloux qualifies for re-election despite indictment

7/24/2020 - A court told a Baton Rouge judge she was too old to seek re-election. She's running anyway.

7/24/2020 - Appelate Judge Higginbotham runs for reelection, second judge to defy mandatory retirement ruling

7/23/2020 - OPINION - Civil Justice Reform Act will help fix Louisiana's broken legal system

7/22/2020 - After bar exam cancellation, La. Supreme Court says candidates can practice law if they meet certain requirements

June 2020 - Louisiana Takes First Steps Toward Tort Reform

7/21/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court upholds age limits for judges hours before election qualifying

7/20/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes sues The Advocate over stories about misconduct

7/18/2020 - Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability

7/11/2020 - Congressional bill would bar frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19

7/18/2020 - This well-connected Orleans judicial candidate could face ballot challenge on a 'close call' question

7/18/2020 - Judge Lori Landry, focus of hundreds of recusal motions in fall 2019, resigns from bench

7/18/2020 - Courrt asked to dismiss age limit lawsuits; Two judges challenging ban

7/16/2020 - John Bel Edwards signs the tort reform bill

7/16/2020 - Louisiana Gov. Edwards signs civil justice overhaul

7/16/2020 - Letters: Tort 'reforms' should show proof of an impact on car insurance rates

7/16/2020 - Edwards signs new lawsuits limits sought by business lobby

7/14/2020 - Letters: Take more steps to end Louisiana's anti-business climate of lawsuits

7/14/2020 - Louisiana tort-reform bill seen as jobs booster

7/13/2020 - LABI launches new website about Louisiana judges; see district maps and more

7/13/2020 - At Louisiana Supreme Court, campaign style attacks and recusal wars keep erupting

7/11/2020 - Our Views: A compromise on car insurance

7/11/2020 - Congressional bill would bar frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19

7/9/2020 - Getting Gordon: The man behind the billboards

7/9/2020 - House Bill 57 set to help Louisiana Logging industry after two prior bills fail

7/9/2020 - Edwards agrees to protect schools from most virus lawsuits

7/8/2020 - Louisiana legislature passes tort reform; governor's approval expected

7/7/2020 - Shreveport judge retires after probe into his rulings in alleged girlfriend's DWI case

7/7/2020 - Lawsuit reform is compromise

7/5/2020 - Not all the legislative session was work

7/8/2020 - La. insurance chief believes car insurance rates will drop

7/6/2020 - Donelon Approves Fourth Consecutive Auto Rate Decrease for State Farm/$202 Million in COVID-19 Premium Returned to Louisaiana Policyholders

7/3/2020 - Judge retires, ending investigation by judiciary commission

7/3/2020 - Louisiana Moves to Stop Nuclear Verdicts

7/2/2020 - Houma prosecutor suspends campaign for judge

7/2/2020 - Louisiana lawmakers send revised tort reform plan to governor

7/1/2020 - LA tort reform win signals major power shifts

6/30/2020 - Controversial bill aimed to lower Louisiana auto insurance passes: See details on changes

6/30/2020 - In a win for AG Jeff Landry over NAACP, U.S. 5th Circuit nixes Terrebonne minority judgeship

6/30/2020 - Ban on coronavirus against Louisiana schools, colleges narrowly qpproved; see next steps

6/30/2020 - Louisiana lawmakers pass state budget and civil justice overhaul

6/29/2020 - Louisiana lawmakers advance lawsuit bill, tax break expansion as session heads into home stretch

6/29/2020 - Bill that would ban civil lawsuits over coronavirus in Louisiana schools last day decision

6/26/2020 - Louisiana Senate panel advances another bill aimed lowering insurance rates

6/25/2020 - Louisiana senators looking for more tort reform

6/23/2020 - Veteran 19th JDC Judge Janice Clark challenges mandatory retirement at age 70; She's 73

6/23/2020 - Louisana House tries end run around Gov. Edwards' potential veto of proposed accident lawsuit charges

6/23/2020 - Louisiana House OK end around to possible veto

6/23/2020 - Edwards signs bills giving Louisiana businesses sweeping protections from COVID liability

6/23/2020 - Senate approves change in handling accident claims

6/21/2020 - Political Horizons: Louisiana tort reformers set up for guerilla warfare

6/21/2020 - Opinion Piece: Louisiana needs legal reform

6/16/2020 - Lower car insurance in Louisiana still a possibility with two new bills

6/16/2020 - Our Views: These are the steps that should be taken to help lower car insurance in Louisiana

6/15/2020 - Louisiana House pass two bills that could address auto insurance rates

6/12/2020 - John Bel Edwards vetoes controversial car insurance bill; here are the next steps

6/9/2020 - Louisiana legislators try again on legal changes

6/9/2020 - Louisiana legislaors wade into auto insurance rates again

6/6/2020 - Column: Mark Ballard: Louisiana lawmakers' excessive pride raises issues with flawed bills passed

6/6/2020 - Man pleads guilty to helping Houma residents fake crashes

6/3/2020 - Republican lawmakers add mistake in signature business bill

6/3/2020 - GOP challenged to enact SB 418 now, fix later

5/28/2020 - 'We ran out of time': Bill to nullify Louisiana parish lawsuits vs. oil and gas companies is dead

5/28/2020 - Truckers gather outside of La. state capitol in support of proposed bill that would lower car insurance rates

5/28/2020 - Elton truck driver urging support for Senate bill

5/28/2020 - La. House prepares to debate tort reform

5/27/2020 - Judge's connection to ankle monitoring company in center of federal lawsuit

5/27/2020 - Bill to kill parish lawsuits against oil companies advances in the Legislature but faces obstacles

5/26/2020 - Legislation that might lower auto insurance rates in Louisiana is closer to final passage

5/20/2020 - Louisiana Senate passes bill opponents say is disguised attempt to kill coastal parish lawsuits

5/19/2020 - Supreme Court unveils website

5/19/2020 - It's Now Entirely Possible That Tort Reform Will Become Louisiana Law

5/19/2020 - Bill to kill coastal parish lawsuits against oil and gas companies advances to Louisiana Senate

5/18/2020 - New Orleans lawyer permanently disbarred for spending clients' Deepwater Horizon funds

5/18/2020 - Letter: Only the state can properly coordinate coastal energy, restoration

5/19/2020 - Senate votes to curb car accident lawsuits in Louisiana

5/18/2020 - Louisiana Senate approves tort reform that might lower auto insurance rates; see what's next

5/18/2020 - Bill aimed at curbing La. car insurance costs rolls toward House

5/18/2020 - Louisiana state Senate backs legal changes in hopes of lower auto insurance rates

5/17/2020 - Attorneys under fire at Capitol

5/16/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court publishes judges' financial disclosures online for first time

5/14/2020 - VIDEO: Scott Ballard Shows Everybody How To Give Legislative Testimony

5/14/2020 - Gov. Edwards opposes Louisiana Senate bill that would undermine parish lawsuits against oil and gas companies

5/14/2020 - Louisiana senators: Shield businesses from virus lawsuits

5/14/2020 - Louisiana Senate targets lawyer ads promising big payouts

5/13/2020 - APPEL: Tort Reform Is Everything In This Legislative Session

5/13/2020 - Bid to force interruption insurance to cover virus shelved

5/12/2020 - Sweeping tort reform bill advances to Louisiana House floor

5/12/2020 - GOP lawmakers look to limit car accident claims in Louisiana

5/12/2020 - Bill to lower car insurance rates advances after lengthy, fiery debate

5/12/2020 - Letters: Fagan's fake news about parishes' lawsuits undermines coastal restoration

5/12/2020 - Letters: End coastal lawsuits as blight on troubled energy industries

5/12/2020 - 'It's not a fair system': Sweeping tort reform bill that would lower car insurance rates advances

5/11/2020 - Letters: Lawsuit protections will help businesses get back on their feet

5/11/2020 - BRAC Public Policy Commentary: Tort Reform 101

5/10/2020 - Letters: Protection against a lawsuit boom vital to economic recovery

5/10/2020 - Political Horizons: With GOP in charge, Louisiana Legislature returns to partisan ways

5/10/2020 - Dan Fagan: Louisiana's oil industry fights a pandemic...and thousands of lawyers

5/8/2020 - LABI announces recommendations to reform liability policies amidst COVID-19

5/7/2020 - Louisiana state Senate committee sides with oil companies in fight over coastal parish lawsuits

5/6/2020 - Committee Rejects Governor-Backed Bills Addressing Auto Insurance Rates

5/6/2020 - Bill sought by oil and gas companies would deep-six coastal lawsuits filed by Louisiana parishes

5/6/2020 - Louisiana bills would force insurers to pay business' coronavirus claims

5/6/2020 - Louisiana committee rejects governor-backed bills addressing auto insurance rates

5/4/2020 - Could tort reform keep car insurance rates down

5/3/2020 - A look at state limits on suing care homes in virus crisis

5/3/2020 - N.O. courts make plans for reopening

5/3/2020 - Judge seeks to serve past age limit

5/2/2020 - Companies seek to limit legal liability for virus infections

5/2/2020 - Stephanie Grace: What is 'essential' to Louisiana Legislature? Check out their agenda

4/30/2020 - Debate flares over legal protections as businesses open up

4/30/2020 - New Orleans Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell files lawsuit to serve past 70-year-old age limit

4/29/2020 - Debate continutes over how to lower La. auto insurance costs

4/27/2020 - Dan Fagan: Taxes and trial lawyers won't save Louisiana's economy from collapse

4/28/2020 - Council approves Freeport McMoran settlement

4/4/23/2020 - Jury trials in Louisiana suspended until June 30 due to coronavirus pandemic

4/22/2020 - Reopening brings risk of legal, as well as viral, exposure for business

4/21/2020 - Corporate America seeks legal protection for when coronavirus lockdowns lift

4/20/2020 - State's oil and gas industry looking for better days ahead amid rough seas

4/20/2020 - Ten years later, many Deepwater Horizon claims still in court

4/20/2020 - U.S. Supreme Court abolishes split jury verdicts; dozens of convictions voided

4/19/2020 - Many Louisiana courts turning more to technology during COVID-19 crisis

4/17/2020 - Gauthier, Houghtaling partner calls insurance companies' rejection of business interruption claims 'morally wrong'

4/13/2020 - In suspension of Baton Rouge lawyer running for City Court, state high court won't reconsider

4/13/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court to make hearings public for judges accused of wrongdoing

4/9/2020 - Local personal injury attorneys starting to get coronavirus litigation questions

4/3/2020 - Stop the lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic

4/8/2020 - Report: Attorney Morris Bart recovering from coronavirus

4/8/2020 - Study: Class action lawyers often take more money from settlements than class members

4/8/2020 - LA Supreme Court issues new rules for proceeding in COVID-19 Crisis

4/7/2020 - 'The landscape has changed dramatically': Donelon calls for lower car insurance rates

4/7/2020 - Danny Becnel Jr., high profile trial lawyer, dies at 75

4/4/2020 - Lawyer ads in 2020 are talking less about Roundup, more about coronavirus

4/3/2020 - Louisiana's legislature faces complicated but important session

3/28/2020 - Coronavirus changes La. Legislature's agenda

3/25/2020 - Baton Rouge lawyer permanently disbarred; must repay clients nearly $27,000

3/24/2020 - Reinstatement recommended for suspended Baton Rouge attorney convicted in 2015 'chest bumping' of DA

3/23/2020 - Longtime Lake Charles attorney, failed 2014 judicial candidate indicted for domestic abuse, now on disability inactive status

3/24/2020 - LA Supreme Court order limits access to courts

3/18/2020 - Legislation backing transparency in judicial misconduct complaints may get heard this session

3/17/2020 - Former Harahan Magistrate suspended for allegedly practicing law while ineligible

3/16/2020 - Louisiana Legislature to suspend session in latest step to battle coronavirus

3/14/2020 - How many more Louisiana judicial misconduct cases could become public under new proposal?

3/13/2020 - 4th Judicial District Court issues order regarding COVID-19 outbreak

3/13/2020 - Tort reform Part 3: Enthusiasum and dissent

3/12/2020 - Analysis: Republicans, Business Aim to Rein in Civil Lawsuits

3/11/2020 - Sam Hanna Jr.: Time to quit stalling

3/12/2020 - James Gill: Louisiana car insurance rates are high. John Bel Edwards has a plan to make them higher.

3/12/2020 - Tort reform Part 2: Are billboard attorneys to blame?

3/9/2020 - Louisiana Supreme Court reprimands politico and defense attorney Ike Spears

3/8/2020 - Clancy DuBos: Proposed bills seeking to shed light on judicial misconduct could spark constitutional showdown

3/8/2020 - Lowering car insurance rates is a top priority for some lawmakers this legislative session

3/7/2020 - AG Jeff Landry subject of attorney ethics complaint by NAACP over H-2B visa work

3/5/2020 - New study adds urgency to Louisiana tort reformers' legislative agenda

3/5/2020 - SADOW: The Cynicism of Louisiana's Anti-Tort Reform Democrats is Notable

3/5/2020 - SADOW: Edwards' ITEP Changes Solve Nothing

3/4/2020 - Will tort reform lower rates?


3/2/2020 - Supreme Court appoints longer-term interim to replace judge

3/2/2020 - Recent judge scandals prompt legislators to ask for more sunlight on judicial misconduct

3/2/2020 - Under legislative pressure, Judiciary Commission mulls more confidentiality changes

2/28/2020 - Our Views: Lower car insurance by fixing trial lawyers' gamed system

2/27/2020 - Insurance CEO pushes for tort reform focus on eliminating 'collateral source rule'

2/25/2020 - LA Supreme Court - over chief justice's dissent - drops all charges against former Orleans Asst DA in alleged jailhouse informant deal

2/27/2020 - 'Stop the madness': Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigns after racist texts, affair with top deputy

2/25/2020 - Report: Excessive lawsuit costs subtract almost $2 billion and 20,000 jobs from Louisiana's economy

2/25/2020 - 9NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Louisiana Judge Jessie LeBlanc admits to using racial slur, apologizes

2/23/2020 - Four Houma residents plead guilty to faking crashes

2/22/2020 - Dan Fagan: Greedy trial lawyers are winning. That means Louisiana is losing. 

2/21/2020 - NAACP chapters seek resignation of judge accused of using racial slurs in text messages

2/21/2020 - Another study proves the need for Louisiana legal reform

2/19/2020 - Dueling interests, secrecy poison justice at La. Supreme Court

2/19/2020 - Officials detail plans to address Louisiana's high insurance rates

2/18/2020 - Insurance commish talks plans to lower auto rates

2/18/2020 - Letters: For genuine tort reform suggestion, outlaw attorney contingency fees

2/18/2020 - Should a spouse dying impact car insurance? Insurance commissioner, Louisiana legislator split

2/16/2020 - Is compromise really possible?

2/15/2020 - Forced recusals for new Louisiana Supreme Court justice show campaign attacks still linger

2/14/2020 - Clancy Dubos: Tort reform should benefit average people, not just insurance companies

2/14/2020 - Republicans to focus on tort reform during upcoming legislative session

2/14/2020 - Ex-EBR prosecutor's law license suspended for a year; disciplinary group says not long enough

2/14/2020 - Lawsuit excesses cost Louisiana economy $1.9 billion a year, study finds

2/14/2020 - LABI leader pushing legal reforms

2/13/2020 - New report shows toll of civil court costs on Louisiana's economy

2/12/2020 - ANSWERED: What is Tort Reform and Will It Lower Insurance Costs?

2/13/2020 - Report: Excessive lawsuit costs subtract almost $2 billion and 20,000 jobs from Louisiana's economy

2/11/2020 - In fight over car insurance rates, Republicans hope to reach a deal with John Bel Edwards

2/10/2020 - After accusations of affair and sick leave, this judge returns to St. James court

2/8/2020 - A group of five tried to make "easy money" in the U-Haul crash scheme

2/8/2020- Mark Ballard: Yes, the tort reform fight will be intense in Legislature's upcoming session

2/6/2020 - AAJ's annual winter convention for trial lawyers in New Orleansthis long weekend

2/6/2020 - JBE'S FRAUDSTERS: Trey Ourso and Eric Holl Take on Tort Reform

2/4/2020 - Louisiana judge accused of ethical misconduct suspended

1/30/2020 - Senator Hewitt speaks with Moon Griffon at Solutions Summit 2020

2/6/2020 - New 'nonpartisan' insurance reform group has strong ties to Democratic Party

2/5/2020 - Press Release: Introducing Real Reform Louisiana - Organization will Fight to Lower Car Insurance Rates and Stop Corporate Court-Rigging

2/6/2020 - Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys to build new 9,000-square-foot office; see location details

2/3/2020 - James Gill: When judges set their own ethics rules, you can bet they will be lenient

2/2/2020 - Our Views: Burying the judges' disclosure forms is embarrassment for Supreme Court

2/2/2020 - He hasn't worked in 21 months. But St. John judge accused of molesting teens is still getting paid

1/31/2020 - After reportedly presiding over girlfriend's DWI case, Shreveport judge under investigation

1/30/2020 - As Zion moves in, everyone else in Louisiana moves out

1/30/2020 - Major Lawsuit Reform Bill Aims to Bring Down Auto Insurance Rates

1/30/2020 - Legislators, lower auto insurance rates

1/29/2020 - Lawsuit reform bill set to be a centerpiece of auto insurance rate fight

1/29/2020 - La. high court rules in favor of internet retailers

1/28/2020 - WAFB: Forms showing where La. judges make their income, potential conflicts of interest made available online

1/28/2020 - Lawmakers aim to lower Louisiana's car insurance rates during legislative session

1/28/2020 - Tort Reform Is At The Top Of Republican's To Do List, But Would It Lower Your Car Insurance Bill?

1/28/2020 - Looking up a Louisiana judge's financial disclosure just became a lot easier; here's why

1/27/2020 - 2020 tort reform package pre-filed in Legislature

1/27/2020 - History-making twin 19th JDC judges hope their journey from Baton Rouge's inner city inspires others

1/25/2020 - Dan Fagan: John Alario gave us billboard lawyers and high car insurance. He's gone, but will that change?

1/24/2020 - To replace Assumption jurist accused of an affair, more temporary judges appointed

1/23/2020 - Letters: Lawyer-devised "settlement" of coastal lawsuit is a power grab

1/23/2020 - Gravois Back In Court

1/22/2020 - Louisiana lawmakers to again debate auto insurance bill seeking to lower rates

1/22/2020 - Dan Fagan: Forcing lawyers to join the bar association is unconstitutional

1/21/2020 - Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit

1/21/2020 - Federal judge tosses lawsuit against forced bar membership

1/18/2020 - Inside Clay Schexnayder's Louisiana House speaker win: A costly misstep, a last-minute push, more

1/17/2020 - Auto insurance is complex issue

1/17/2020 - Senate President Cortez announces committee assignments and appointments for 2020 Louisiana Senate

1/17/2020 - Second temporary judge appointed to handle Assumption judge's cases next week

1/17/2020 - Appeals court tosses kids' climate change lawsuit

1/17/2020 - Coastal lawsuit settlement with Freeport-McMoran delayed; will go to parishes in February, lawyer says

1/14/2020 - U.S. Fifth Circuit to decide soon on coastal lawsuit venues

1/16/2020 - In rejecting Mack, legislators made the ethical choice

1/14/2020 - Welfare check done for Louisiana judge as pressure rises over relationship with deputy

1/15/2020 - Dismissed: Lawsuit over compulsory bar association dues

1/14/2020 - Assumption Sheriff: Chief deputy admits to relationship with judge that turned 'intimate' after previously saying they were just friends

1/14/2020 - Divisions linger among House Republicans after speaker vote splits party

1/12/2020 - Letters: Column on tort reform ignored key facts

1/13/2020 - Clay Schexnayder wins Louisiana House Speaker after push from Democrats

1/11/2020 - Dan Fagan: As Louisiana loses population, let's try something different

1/10/2020 - Open seats on 19th Judicial District Court, Baton Rouge City Court draws qualifiers

1/10/2020 - Rep. Talbot's push for insurance reform to stand out in 2020 legislature

1/8/2019 - Norman named president of LSLI

1/7/2019 - Minority judgeship awaits ruling

1/5/2020 - Letters: Sticker shock on car insurance bill

1/4/2020 - Court to hear arguments on judicial districts

12/31/2019 - APPEL: Sorry, Gov. Edwards, But Tort Reform Is Crucial To Dragging Louisiana Forward

12/30/2019 - CUNNINGHAM: Here's How Louisiana's Legislature Should Pass Tort Reform

12/30/2019 - Judicial discipline up close: Joan Benge speaks out about being thrown off the bench

12/30/2019 - Bayer 'encouraged' by support from DOJ, states in Hardeman appeal

12/30/2019 - Do lawsuits seeking billions of dollars to repair Louisiana's coast belong in federal court?

12/30/2019 - DA: Judge recused herself due to relationship with Assumption chief deputy; judge disputes claim

12/29/2019 - Auto insurance gets top billing

12/26/2019 - U.S. Supreme Court demurs on clash of trash titans; clears way for trial of Nagin bribe allegations

1/4/2020 - Tort changes in Louisiana will be a popular topic - but won't help lower auto insurance rates

12/31/2019 - Dan Fagan: What if John Bel Edwards actually supported tort reform?

12/20/2019 - Do lawsuits seeking billions of dollars to repair Louisiana's coast belong in federal court?

12/20/2019 - Secret complaints, outcomes: How Louisiana's Judiciary Commission protects judges it's meant to police

12/29/2019 - Letters: Tort reform long overdue in Louisiana

12/26/2019 - Louisiana Republicans want to enact new limits on lawsuits

12/25/2019 - Superdome promises changes for disabled patrons as it battles ADA lawsuits against it

12/24/2019 - Tort reform advocates optimistic about 2020 after raising awareness in 2019, LLAW exec says

12/19/2019 - Our Views: ABA president from Louisiana

12/18/2019 - Lawsuit over lip balm named the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2019

12/16/2019 - Sherman Mack, Tort Reform And Free Stuff For Democrats

12/16/2019 - Clark to leave Louisiana Supreme Court next summer

12/13/2019 - Harold H. Kim Appointed President of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform; Lisa A. Rickard Transitions to New Role in the Chamber

12/12/2019 - Letters: Louisiana among the worst in lawsuit abuses against business

12/12/2019 - Breaking: Supreme Court Justice Marcus Clark retiring

12/11/2019 - Anti-lawsuit group again calls Louisiana a 'judicial hellhole'

12/10/2019 - District attorney staff recounts problem encounters with Judge Lori Landry during recusal hearing

12/10/2019 - Louisiana Trial Lawyers Lead State to No. 4 Judicial Hellhole Ranking

12/9/2019 - Hearing to remove black Louisiana judge from over 300 cases gets off to tense start 

12/6/2019 - 3 more charged in connection with staged 18-wheeler accident

12/6/2019 - Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner's claims

11/25/2019 - Inside the Mass-Tort Machine That Powers Thousands of Roundup Lawsuits

11/22/2019 - 2020 is 'going to be an exciting year' in Louisiana politics, state business advocate says

12/2/2019 - CUNNINGHAM: Louisiana's Dire, Pressing Need For Tort Reform

11/24/2019 - Oral Arguments set in minority judgeship case

11/21/2019 - This scam costs La. drivers millions every year, new videos show exactly how it's done

11/21/2019 - Joyce: Tort reform should be a priority in Louisiana

11/21/2019 - Retired judge will hear recusal motions against black judge

11/20/2019 - Tort reform head says PFAS issue could cause runaway litigation

11/21/2019 - Requests for judge's removal to be heard

11/20/2019 - U.S. attorney David Joseph picked to fill opening on Louisiana Western District bench

11/20/2019 - Edwards won second term but WSJ label of Louisiana 'The Trial Lawyer State' remains, tort reform advocates say

11/20/2019 - Retired Rapides judge assigned to hear 100s of recusal motions against judge Lori Landry

11/19/2019 - Louisiana Supreme Court sidesteps split-jury question, sends case back to Sabine Parish judge

11/18/2019 - A former and famous trial lawyer who lost his license and Ex-board member owes $138k to Southern

11/18/2019 - Jeff Landry to lead GOP attorney general association in 2020

11/16/2019 - Will Crain defeats Hans Liljeberg in runoff for Louisiana Supreme Court seat

11/15/2019 - Ethics filing dropped against candidate

11/14/2019 - Secrecy rules over complaints against Louisiana judges chill free speech, new lawsuit says

11/13/2019 - Outside groups continue to pour millions into bitter ad war to tilt Louisiana governor's race

11/13/2019 - LLAW's Lana Venable honored by ATRA "2019 Legal Watchdog Award"

11/12/2019 - Dan Fagan: Wall Street Journal labels Louisiana a trial lawyer state

11/12/2019 - Secret complaints are not so secret in bare-knuckled Louisiana Supreme Court race

11/11/2019 - Crain, Liljeberg clash in heated showdown for Louisiana Supreme Court seat

11/11/2019 - Retired First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Burrell Carter dies Monday

11/11/2019 - Baton Rouge lawyer Ron Johnson broke three judicial canons in campaign, new finding says

11/11/2019 - Bribery allegations against state Supreme Court justice must be investigated, tort reform and policy advocates say

11/10/2019 - Louisiana: The Trial-Lawyer State

11/9/2019 - How the term 'trial lawyer' became a vicious attack this campaign season in Louisiana 

11/9/2019 - Ad war heats up Louisiana Supreme Court race with a week to go

11/8/2019 - Hearing scheduled in case alleging corruption in Louisiana DOTD, state appeals court

11/7/2019 - He owns race horses, she was a stuntwoman. So how do they fit into the federal probe into 18-wheeler accident fraud in New Orleans?

11/7/2019 - An organized group of con artists is raising insurance rates for Louisiana drivers, authorities say

11/7/2019 - James Gill: Who would throw a misbehaving Supreme Court justice off the court? The other justices.

11/5/2019 - John Carmouche's Corruption Of The Louisiana Supreme Court Seems Nearly Complete

11/5/2019 - This scam is why your car insurance costs an extra $600 per year in Louisiana

11/4/2019 - Judges' misconduct hidden but taxpayers still pay the tab

11/3/2019 - Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes III denies payoff allegation from ex-Hammond councilman

11/2/2019 - Ex-Hammond councilman claims state Supreme Court justice offered him $5K to flip allegiance in race

11/1/2019 - JBE Accuses Rispone Of Being A "Walking Special Interest," But Look Who's Donating To Gumbo PAC

10/29/2019 - Lawsuit threat has caused 50% drop-off in La. oil drilling, study finds

10/29/2019 - Louisiana DA tries to remove black judge from 300 cases over comments alleging racial bias

10/29/2019 - Letters: Instead of lawyers, how about role of insurers in sky-high rates for drivers?

10/29/2019 - Letters: Bar associations preach free speech but don't practice it

10/29/2019 - State paid $100K in confidential settlement over civil rights claim against Livingston Parish judge

10/28/2019 - Letters: Back a governor who will turn the tide on tort reforms

10/26/2019 - Race for district bench heats up

10/26/2019 - Forget the ads: Big oil vs. trial lawyers is real fight in Louisiana Supreme Court race

10/23/2019 - 'Pay to play?' Large donation bundled by John Bel Edwards' brother raises questions

10/23/2019 - Lawsuit abuse is killing jobs and driving away economic opportunity for working families and job seekers in Louisiana

10/22/2019 - Experts and stakeholders weigh in: Nearly 8 percent of Acadiana's jobs are oil and gas related - but that doesn't come close to the industry peak

10/22/2019 - Louisiana's coast needs solutions, not shakedowns - Letter to the Editor RE: Freeport-McMoRan's settlement could be the first of many

10/22/2019 - Dan Fagan: The trial lawyers are getting desperate in Rispone-Edwards race for governor

10/22/2019 - Guest column: Don't listen to the lawyers, take tough action to curb car insurance costs

10/17/2019 - Lawsuit abuse 'a serious problem in Louisiana,' state Senate candidate Robert Mills says

10/17/2019 - Drug Giants Close In on a $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

10/12/2019 - Appeals court judges Will Crain, Hans Liljeberg make runoff in Louisiana Supreme Court race

10/11/2019 - LOGA: Energy industry needs a level playing field in Louisiana

10/9/2019 - Letters: Coastal lawsuits stand up to power of Big Oil

10/9/2019 - Courtrooms don't create a jackpot for our coast or community

10/8/2019 - Coastal and oil litigators from trial bar pumping money into Louisiana Supreme Court race - again

10/8/2019 - Liljeberg receiving substantial support from coastal and oil litigators in Supreme Court race

10/1/2019 - Our Opinion: How to cut your car insurance cost

10/1/2019 - Local officials uncertain how coastal settlement may work out

9/30/2019 - New chief judge for US appeals court in New Orleans

9/30/2019 - Contractor alleges court conspiracy. Says rulings deprived him of $20 million

9/30/2019 - There Will Be A Lot More Freeport McMoRans If Hans Liljeberg Wins That LASC Race

9/30/2019 - President's View: Louisiana Stays Mired in the Litigation Swamp

9/28/2019 - State Supreme Court candidates discuss hot-button legal issues at Loyola

9/27/2019 - Freeport McMoRan Pays Their Exit Fee To John Bel Edwards' Trial Lawyer Cabal

9/27/2019 - Louisiana's Coast is Vanishing. Can a Mining Company's $100 Million Offer Help Save It?

9/27/2019 - Candidates for insurance commissioner agree: Reform needed to lower auto insurance rates

9/27/2019 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch: Reform critical to lower skyrocketing auto insurance rates

9/26/2019 - In first for energy industry, Freeport-McMoRan to settle Louisiana lawsuits aimed at restoring coast

9/24/2019 - FTC Flags Potentially Unlawful TV Ads for Prescription Drug Lawsuits

9/24/2019 - That attorney's ad might be bad for your health

9/22/2019 - Study: Louisiana has second-highest auto insurance rates in U.S.

9/22/2019 - District lines for Louisiana's Supreme Court justices are under fire; here's why

9/21/2019 - Denham Springs woman's vaping case could add to Big Tobacco-like lawsuit resurgence

9/20/2019 - Louisiana Commissioner Donelon: Tort Reform Needed to Fix Auto Insurance Crisis

9/20/2019 - Bayou Bridge Pipeline land seizure decision appealed to Louisiana's 3rd Circuit

9/19/2019 - James Gill: Justice in secret is no justice at all

9/18/2019 - Third new judge in two years on Spanish Lake oil field contamination suit orders new hearings on Shell liability

9/18/2019 - Americans for Prosperity boosts Schlegel's campaign for Louisiana Supreme Court

9/18/2019 - Lawsuit culture in Louisiana ranked as second-worst in the nation

9/18/2019 - US Chamber: Louisiana legal climate, unsurprisingly, ranks second-worst in nation

9/11/2019 - James Gill: Louisiana Supreme Court says judicial discipline is reformed, but it is meaningful?

9/9/2019 - Driving for less

9/8/2019 - State Judge Beau Higginbotham, lawyer Joe Prokop competing for 19th JDC seat in south EBR seat

9/6/2019 - Amid blowback over secrecy, Louisiana Supreme Court changes confidentiality rules

9/5/2019 - Who will wear the next robe?

9/4/2019 - Suburban New Orleans Voters Get To Decide The Future Of Louisiana Oil And Gas This Fall

9/3/2019 - Let's open up the process for dealing with judicial misconduct

9/2/2019 - Leaders in state's trucking industry endorse Temple in GOP primary challenge for insurance commissioner

9/1/2019 - Slidell boy crippled by doctor's mistake is now likely to receive an unusual $10M award in court

9/1/2019 - Vacant 19th JDC seat sought by councilman, defense lawyer, assistant district attorney

8/30/2019 - Orleans judge has conflict of interest over bail fees, federal appeals court says

8/28/2019 - DONAHUE: I Think I See A Light At The End Of Louisiana's Judicial-Hellhole Tunnel

8/29/2019 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch seeks common sense reform from candidates in insurance commissioner race

8/29/2019 - LLAW calls on Louisianans to support political candidates who will enact tort reform

8/28/2019 - Logging truck insurance hot topic at annual LA Forestry Meeting

8/29/2019 - LCCS announces Karen Eddlemon as executive director

8/24/2019 - How Louisiana taxpayers wound up reimbursing Judge Jeff Hughes $100K after investigations

8/20/2019 - Poll: Louisianans Distrust Motives Behind Coastal Erosion Lawsuits

8/20/2019 - Lawsuit watchdog supports conservative PAC's targeting of lawmakers it says blocked auto insurance reforms

8/20/2019 - Minority judgeship case returns to appeals court

8/19/2019 - Lawsuit watchdog wants legislators to take stand for constituents, not the trial bar

8/17/2019 - 19th JDC Judge-elect Kelly Balfour says 'humbled' to win seat without opposition

8/14/2019 - Thibodaux attorney sues national law firm over BP claims

8/14/2019 - New lawsuit claims secrecy rules for Louisiana judicial investigations are unconstitutional

8/14/2019 - La. insurance commissioner's race provides down-ballot drama

8/11/2019 - Jeff Hughes case shows how a judge's misbehavior can remain hidden forever in Louisiana

8/10/2019 - Public Policy Via Lawsuits Delivers Zero Dollars For Louisiana Coastal Restoration

8/9/2019 - Bayer proposes $8 billion to settle lawsuits alleging Roundup product causes cancer: report

8/9/2019 - EPA announces plan to stop false cancer labeling and provide accurate risk info on glyphosate-active products

8/8/2019 - U.S. Chamber study: Coastal lawsuits put Louisiana economy 'in jeopardy'

8/9/2019 - Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended following arrest in high-speed chase

8/8/2019 - Former West Baton Rouge judge accused of harassing deputies files for sheriff's race

8/7/2019 - Conservative PAC attacks Louisiana lawmakers as car insurance debate spills into election season

8/6/2019 - Political science professor says parish lawsuits against oil companies could impact gubernatorial race

8/5/2019 - Oil association president says Edwards' support of coastal erosion lawsuits is devastating to state's economy

8/1/2019 - After Janus decision, Louisiana attorney challenges mandatory bar association membership

8/1/2019 - Lack of judicial reform is failed opportunity for Louisianans to see reduced insurance rates, watchdog says

7/31/2019 - Auto insurance reform will be key issue in governor's race, sponsor of failed bill says

7/31/2019 - Louisiana Motor Transport Association says billboard lawyers are pushing trucking industry out of the state

7/30/2019 - Business leaders hope fall elections will build momentum for tort reform in Pelican State

7/30/2019 - Pelican Institute warns Louisianans that 'job creators do not want to invest here'

7/30/2019 - Trial for St. John judge delayed again

7/29/2019 - New legislature will determine success of civil justice reforms, Coalition for Common Sense argues

7/29/2019 - Grow Louisiana Coalition warns high legal costs are driving companies and people out of Louisiana

7/28/2019 - Lawsuit ads result in high insurance prices

7/28/2019 - Two more apology letters surface from Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes III

7/27/2019 - Chehardy to fill in for Guidry on La. high court

7/27/2019 - Ballard: Louisiana governor candidates' 'trial lawyer' riff on Gov. Edwards linked to relevant policy debate

7/26/2019 - Powerful business group to start evaluating judges, critics fear 'simplistic' approach

7/26/2019 - State lawsuit involving connected attorneys 'not the answer' to opioid crisis, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

7/25/2019 - LMOGA says maligned oil and gas industry may have the key to eradicating coastal erosion

7/22/2019 - Lawsuit watchdog claims state's trial attorneys spend millions on 'often misleading ads'

7/21/2019 - List of firms handling Louisiana's opioid lawsuit balloons to 17, including politically connected ones

7/20/2019 - Watchdogs say average Louisiana family foots $4,000 annual bill for state's litigious climate

7/19/2019 - Industry group says jurisdiction battles steal resources from taxpayers, oil and gas companies

7/17/2019 - Grow Louisiana Coalition warns Cantrell's lawsuits against oil companies 'do not build relationships'

7/16/2019 - Reports of FBI probe involving Supreme Court justice brings call for transparency from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

7/8/2019 - Business leader says drop in auto insurance rates doesn't eliminate need for legislative reform

7/7/2019 - District court grants DuPont relief in class action over contamination at Pontchartrain Works Facility

7/4/2019 - Letters: Don't vote for candidates who avoid tort reform

7/2/2019 - State's tort laws encourage litigation, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana says

7/3/2019 - State watchdog executive says Senate Judiciary A Committee is 'foil for civil justice reform'

7/2/2019 - Crain, Ducote announce for La. Supreme Court

7/1/2019 - Schlegel running for Supreme Court seat

6/30/2019 - Baton Rouge judge candidate in hot water for wearing judicial robe in ads, soliciting contributions

6/30/2019 - James Gill: His actions were 'inimical to the pursuit of the truth' but now he's on the Supreme Court

6/27/2019 - Supreme Court allows lawsuit against 4JDC judges, law clerk

6/27/2019 - Judge James Cain Jr. to take oath of office within next few days

6/25/2019 - Our Views: Before Jeff Hughes landed on Louisiana Supreme Court, he made a mockery of justice

6/24/2019 - Letters: As trial lawyers prosper, drivers pick up the tab

6/21/2019 - There will be no winners in Plaquemines Parish litigation, LLAW director warns

6/18/2019 - Greg Guidry one step away from federal judgeship in New Orleans

6/17/2019 - Despite rate cuts for 2.4 million Louisiana drivers, state still among most expensive in U.S.

6/15/2019 - Mark Ballard: Explaining the story of insurance companies, trial lawyers and high auto insurance rates

6/14/2019 - Judge issues stay pending appeal in Louisiana coastal permits case

6/13/2019 - Pelican Institute on tort reform: 'We must do better for Louisianans'

6/11/2019 - Statement in Response to Judge Feldman's Decision to Stay Coastal Permit Lawsuit Pending Defendant's Appeal to the Fifth Circuit

6/11/2019 - Lawmakers fail miserably on car insurance relief

6/11/2019 - Groups sue over offshore drilling rule changes

6/6/2019 - Robert Mills, Special to The Times

6/4/2019 - One O&G suit returning to Plaq, others may follow

6/2/2019 - La. lawmakers give judges five years of annual pay raises

6/1/2019 - LMOGA remains committed to advocating for collaboration, not litigation

5/31/2019 - Injured worker's case Valero Refining-Meraux, nurse dismissed by court

5/30/2019 - Coalition urges Louisiana bar association to crack down on 'misleading' ads

5/29/2019 - Rispone billboard targeted

5/29/2019 - Federal judge says dispute over oil field cleanup should be heard in state court

5/28/2019 - Coastal lawsuits put residents and local economy at risk, LLAW says

5/28/2019 - Federal judge sends Plaquemines oil and gas damage suit back to state court

5/27/2019 - LMOGA suggests coastal lawsuits may set state back more than moving it forward

5/27/2019 - Legal reform group laments missed opportunity as senate committee shelves auto insurance bill

5/26/2019 - Remedy proposed in minority judicial case

5/24/2019 - Mass Roundup settlement could test the limits of tort law

5/24/2019 - Pelican Institute CEO laments lawmakers' 'neglected opportunity'

5/23/2019 - New report shows Louisianans bombarded with ads for legal services

5/23/2019 - If You're Fed Up With All The Lawyer Ads On TV In Louisiana, There's A Reason For It

5/22/2019 - Robert Mills: The high cost of auto insurance

5/19/2019 - Mark Ballard: Auto insurance bill's backers in Louisiana just couldn't prove it'd lower rates

5/17/2019 - Panel recommends suspension for New Iberia attorney who pleaded guilty to election law violations in judgeship bid

5/14/2019 - Massive Roundup verdict, in wake of EPA ruling, shows how uncertainty and embarrassing emails can trump science

5/14/2019 - Today They Killed the Effort to Lower Car Insurance in Louisiana...

5/14/2019 - Louisiana Senate committee votes down legal changes meant to address auto insurance rates

5/14/2019 - Bill to lower Louisiana insurance rates spiked by Senate committee. Why? It wouldn't work, they say

5/13/2019 - Monsanto expert witness says human body repels glyphosate - 'confident there's no hazard'

5/12/2019 - Ad causes Lafayette judge to be removed from case

5/12/2019 - La. Judiciary sitting on a lot of money

5/10/2019 - Wendy Vitter's contested judicial nomination moves to Senate floor

5/9/2019 -Auto insurance bill in trouble

5/7/2019 - Driven Into The Ground

5/8/2019 - The Avengers Endgame provides inspiration for sequel to deal with annoying TV lawyer & medicine ads, robo calls

5/8/2019 - Senate committee defers bill aimed at reducing insurance rates

5/8/2019 - Two seat belt bills rejected

5/7/2019 - Capitol Views: Wearing a seatbelt remains a mystery

5/7/2019 - Tort reform measures run into hard time in Louisiana Senate committee

5/7/2019 - Back a change to lower auto insurance rates

5/6/2019 - Public should know about judges' records

5/6/2019 - Ag industry rallying behind bill to reduce auto insurance rates

5/6/2019 - St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran pleads no contest to 2017 inebriated driving charge

5/6/2019 - Tort reform is key topice for Louisiana Legislature this week

5/3/2019 - LABI-backed coalition urges state bar to crack down on attorney advertising

5/3/2019 - Pelican Institute's Baehr supports new auto insurance bill

5/3/2019 - Opinion: State's efforts will harm local oil industry

5/2/2019 - Bishop Wades Into Terrebonne's Turmoil

5/2/2019 - Letters: La. drivers getting stiffed on auto insurance

5/1/2019 - John Bel Edwards' Very Bad Day

5/1/2019 - Challenge Issued: Ralph Abraham wants oil and gas debate with John Bel Edwards

5/1/2019 - U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Welcomes Former Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

5/1/2019 - House bill targets Louisiana's high auto insurance rates

5/1/2019 - Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute says coastal erosion suits may be more about payouts than protecting environment

4/30/2019 - Capitol Views: Attorney advertising under scrutiny

4/28/2019 - Give insurance change chance

4/26/2019 - Civil justice reform a tall order for an election year, LLAW exec says

4/26/2019 - The business of billboards...or driver distraction?

4/23/2019 - Our Views: Don't let greedy lawyers frustrate car insurance bill

4/20/2019 - James Gill: For Louisiana, highway billboards are 'litter on a stick.' For Lamar, it's money in the bank

4/19/2019 - Grace Notes: One dumb Louisiana bill down - but plenty more to go

4/18/2019 - New Orleans lawsuit puts 'politics ahead of hardworking citizens' best interests,' Pelican Institute says

4/17/2019 - Third Circuit Affirms Board of Tax Appeals Decision

4/17/2019 - Wrecked: A "Premium Reduction" Bill That Would Only Reduce Car Insurance

4/17/2019 - New Report from Ranks Michigan as Most Expensive State for Car Insurance

4/16/2019 - Billboards: Free speech or just 'litter on a stick?'

4/16/2019 - Oil and gas geologist: Suing energy industry won't help preserve New Orleans

4/16/2019 - Push to ban new Louisiana highway billboards crushed in House committee

4/10/2019 - Foster Campbell: New Orleans did right thing in suing energy industry

3/18/2019 - Pelican Institute warns staged-accident scams are egregious, yet unsurprising

4/15/2019 - Hoping for cheaper auto insurance, House committee advances legal changes

4/13/2019 - Attorneys will be only winners in lawsuits targeting energy industry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

4/10/2019 - Drawn & Quartered (cartoon)

4/10/2019 - Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute president crigical of parish's 'heavy-handed' tactics to assess damages against 

4/9/2019 - Billboards mocking attorneys could help Rispone, says LLAW

4/8/2019 - Legislation seeks to reduce the number of new billboards

4/8/2019 - Terrebonne Parish sues its District Attorney and the state

4/8/2019 - Terrebonne Parish seeks to damage assessments before violations have been confirmed, state oil and gas official argues

4/7/2019 - Billboard Industry Strikes Back

4/7/2019 - Letter: The high cost of car insurance

4/7/2019 - Louisiana Oil and Gas Association reaffirms its commitment to protecting state's natural resources

4/5/2019 - Legislation looks to limit Louisiana's billboards

4/5/2019 - New bill would cap number of billboards, force some to relocate or come down

4/4/2019 - Proposals aim to limit visual clutter or attorney billboards on Louisiana highways; here's why

3/25/2019 - Letter to the Editor: Dangerous precedent being set by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

3/25/2019 - New federal judge sworn in at ceremony

3/19/2019 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says opportunistic lawsuits may drive trucking companies out of state

3/18/2019 - Expert says direct action against insurance companies contributes to state's 'judicial hellhole' label

3/18/2019 - Pelican Institute warns staged-accident scams are egregious, yet unsurprising

3/18/2019 - LABI's Chauvin details true cost of direct action against insurance companies

3/18/2019 - Venture Global aims to double its size, become bigger LNG player

3/17/2019 - Terrebone enters oilfield fray: DA commencing environment damage probe

3/15/2019 - ROMERO: Trial Lawyers are Destroying the Oil and Gas Industry

3/15/2019 - Litigtious Louisiana municipalities the focus of Federalist Society event

3/15/2019 - Mike Erwin, long-serving judge, leaving the bench

3/12/2019 - Pelican Institute says direct actions against insurance companies 'driving up costs on Louisiana residents'

3/8/2019 - Something Needs to be Done Regarding Our Litigious State

3/8/2019 - Fleets on Alert for 'Staged Accidents' as Spotlight Falls on Louisiana Trial

3/8/2019 - Sugar cane farm not immune from injured workers' lawsuit

3/8/2019 - The typical Louisiana driver overpays for car insurance by $1,159 a year, report says

1/28/2019 - Judge Jeff Thompson announces candidacy for Court of Appeal special election

3/7/2019 - Greg Guidry endorsed in 12-10 party-line vote by Senate panel for federal judgeship in New Orleans

3/6/2019 - Is Louisiana A Judicial Hellhole?

2/26/2019 - Lawsuits out of control in Louisiana

2/26/2019 - Car Insurance Rates Might Be The Big Contentious Issue In This Spring's Legislative Session

2/25/2019 - Corporate-backed groups seek more pro-business judges in the Deep South

2/23/2019 - Zurik: Lawmakers expect to address auto insurance issues in next session

2/22/2019 - Here's Proof Trial Lawyers Are The Reason Why Louisiana's Car Insurance Rates Are So High

2/20/2019 - New Study Finds That Auto Injury Claim Severity Pushes Insurance Costs Higher

2/20/2019 - Zurik: Is Louisiana's 'legal hellhole' to blame for sky-high auto insurance rates?

2/18/2019 - 'Sue-happy legal environment' a factor in state's soaring car insurance rates, Pelican Institute says

2/18/2019 - Experts say Louisiana's high insurance rates reflect a culture of litigation

2/14/2019 - Judge to rule on $1.1 million Mississippi River collision case

2/13/2019 - Court rules that attorney in alleged I-10 semi-truck accident scheme must supply client list

2/13/2019 - Republican Senators Reintroduce Bill Pushing for Disclosure of Litigation Funding

2/15/2019 - LaPolitics: Business group taking new approach to elections

2/13/2019 - Louisiana drivers are paying the second highest auto-insurance rates

2/13/2019 - Greg Guidry coasts through Senate hearing to be federal judge in New Orleans

2/10/2019 - Laplace attorney suspended for mishandling a trust account

2/8/2019 - Judge rules in favor of Chevrom Oronite in indemnity lawsuit

2/7/2019 - Grow Louisiana Coalition and other business groups rallying for legal reform

2/7/2019 - Wendy Vitter, Donald Washington and James David Cain all clear Senate committee

2/6/2019 - Wendy Vitter judgeship up for Senate committee vote a year after nomination

2/4/2019 - Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says lawsuit abuse is making Louisiana unattractive

2/3/2019 - 2 vying for Division E judgeship in Jefferson Parish

2/2/2019 - LABI's Next Game: "Owning" the Referees

/31/2019 - Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense coordinator sees need for civil justice reform in state

1/31/2019 - Louisiana Motor Transport Association sees need to level the playing field when it comes to tort system reforms

1/30/2019 - Judge grants privately owned land to Energy Transfer Partners

1/25/2019 - ILR's Harold Kim: Businesses Don't Think They'll Get a "Fair Shake" in Louisiana Courts

1/18/2019 - Judge Jeff Thompson Announces Candidacy for Court of Appeal

1/18/2019 - America's Communities Will Suffer if Lawsuits Against Energy Producers Succeed

1/24/2019 - Business interests working to build support for legal changes

1/23/2019 - 'Judicial Hellholes' Have Priciest Auto Insurance

1/17/2019 - Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association calls for policies that will improve state's broken legal climate

1/17/2019 - New Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

1/6/2019 - Lawsuit: Oilfield contamination is widespread in Spanish Lake basin just outside Baton Rouge

1/7/2019 - Supreme Court won't hear appeal of last major Katrina damages suit

1/6/2019 - Who Runs Louisiana?

1/3/2019 - AG Jeff Landry, ex-state Sen. Larry Bankston dispute doesn't belong in court, appeals court says

1/3/2019 - Battle over $62,000 diamond ring at center of heated lawsuit between Baton Rouge judge, his ex

1/3/2019 - 7 arrested for allegedly staging Lower 9th Ward car crash for insurance money

12/31/2018 - State ranked fifth in 'Judicial Hellholes'

12/25/2018 - Opinion: Lawsuit Abuse is Running Rampant in Louisiana

12/23/2018 - Opinion: In cases against judges Byron Williams, Jeffrey Perilloux, taxpayers are hit hardest

12/18/2018 - Task force working to improve Louisiana's least affordable auto insurance rates in the country

12/14/2018 - Lawsuit not the best way to address climate change, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

12/10/2018 - Louisiana's 'judicial hellhole' rating is no surprise, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

12/6/2018 - Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abramson announces he's running for governor

12/5/2018 - VENABLE: Louisiana's notoriety as a "judicial hellhole" should come as no surprise

12/5/2018 - Sal Perricone, former federal prosecutor, disbarred by Louisiana Supreme Court

12/4/2018 - Louisiana Named No. 5 Judicial Hellhole in the Country

12/4/2018 - Group ranks Louisiana as a 'Judicial Hellhole'

12/4/2018 - Louisiana Named No. 5 Judicial Hellhole in the Country

12/4/2018 - Louisiana again declared a legal 'hellhole' by advocacy group

12/3/2018 - U.S. Sen John Kennedy announces he is not running for Louisiana governor

12/2/2018 - Court may order relocation of school near LaPlace chemical plant, attorney says

12/2/2018 - Coastal lawsuits moving state in wrong direction, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

12/1/2018 - Gordon McKernan, E. Eric Guirard settle Baton Rouge legal feud - but not their differences

11/28/2018 - Coastal Lawsuits Moving Louisiana in "The Wrong Direction"

11/27/2018 - Eminent domain trial on Bayou Bridge pipeline begins with assertion that land only worth $1.11

11/26/2018 - Let science determine fate of suit alleging LaPlace plant is causing cancer, Louisiana Chemical Association says

11/19/2018 - This interactive map shows which states sue doctors the most

11/17/2018 - How much car insurance costs in all 50 states

11/17/2018 - Group calls evidence, motives into question over LaPlace chemical plant lawsuit

11/16/2018 - Legal fight over Bayou Bridge Pipeline will go to trial

11/16/2018 - Air of Uncertainty: Lawsuit alleges plant emissions cause physical pain

11/13/2018 - WDSU Investigates: Gentilly truck wrecks called 'suspicious'; what it means for your insurance rate

11/14/2018 - Center for Constitutional Rights is suing Bayou Bridge Pipeline

11/13/2018 - Writer makes case for need to reform 'judicial hellhole'

11/13/2018 - Excessive litigation costs the state more than $1 billion annually, watchdog groups warn

11/13/2018 - Oil and Gas Association chief calls for end to 'unnecessary litigation'

11/13/2018 - Plaquemines Parish Council did not heed voters regarding coastal lawsuits Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense says

11/13/2018 - Growing list of tort reform proponents should speak volumes, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says

11/12/2018 - Eight years later, BP oil spill clean-up workers await their day in court as medical questions linger

11/12/2018 - Plaquemines Parish Council member stands by decisions to push for withdrawing from coastal lawsuits

11/12/2018 - Lafourche judge reflects on new role on Court of Appeal

11/12/2018 - Parents sue St. John School Board, demanding it relocate students away from chemical plant

11/11/2018 - Power plant opponents would drop lawsuits if City Council takes a new vote

11/7/2018 - Oil and gas lawsuits likely to move forward under newly elected Plaquemines Parish council

11/7/2018 - Lanier elected appellate judge

11/7/2018 - Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense sees likelihood of questionable lawsuits fueling rise in insurance rates

11/7/2018 - The time has come in Louisiana for tort reform

11/7/2018 - Lawsuit against Brad Pitt's Make It Right has become a federal case

11/5/2018 - Class action against Denka Performance Elastomer returns to state court

11/3/2018 - 'Climate kids' lawsuit cleared for trial by U.S. Supreme Court

11/2/2018 - LOGA: Changing the Trajectory

11/1/2018 - Yeah, my kid went as a Gordon McKernan billboard for Halloween

11/1/2018 - Outside interests try to make coastal lawsuits main issue in Plaquemines Parish elections

11/1/2018 - Scary Attorney Ads Have Become a Legal Topic in Congress

10/31/2018 - WDSU Investigates: Gentilly truck wrecks called 'suspicious'; what it means for your insurance rate

10/31/2018 - Must Bayou Bridge builders turn over company records since they seized land?

10/31/2018 - State business and industry leader says high litigation costs hurt Louisiana families

10/30/2018 - Federal judge upholds $14 million judgment in 2015 collision on the Mississippi

10/29/2018 - Tort reforms needed to curb costs, save jobs, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

10/25/2018 - Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says excessive litigation costs are taking a toll on state

10/24/2018 - National Report: Households in Louisiana Forced to Pay Some of the Highest Lawsuit Costs in the U.S. 

10/23/2018 - Plaquemines Parish likely to suffer if erosion suit succeeds, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says

10/23/2018 - Lawsuit against LaPlace chemical plant Denka heading back to state court, federal judge rules

10/23/2018 - Suit over arbitration sinkhole cost allocation dispute to remain in federal court

10/23/2018 - 60% of residents against lawsuits

10/22/2018 - Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million

10/22/2018 - Plaquemines Parish stands in defense of oil and gas companies


10/22/2018 - Letters:  Courts have central role in environment

10/19/2018 - City of New Orleans sues opioid manufacturers and distributors

10/18/2018 - Louisiana Department of Insurance High Auto Rates Task Force

10/18/2018 - LLAW releases the 2018 Economic Benefits of Tort Reform

10/15/2018 - Recently retired judge not immune from probe into judicial data breach, lawyers say

10/17/2018 - Our Views: Digging deep to explain politics of oil lawsuits

10/15/2018 - Analysis: Civil litigation costs Louisiana more than $2 billion, 15,500 lost jobs

10/16/2018 - Resolution to end oil & gas suits fails

10/15/2018 - Analysis: Civil litigation costs Louisiana more than $2 billion, 15,500 lost jobs

10/15/2018 - LLAW: Study shows impact of excessive civil tort costs on Louisiana economy

10/10/2018 - Blame the lawyers for Louisiana's fiscal health

10/15/2018 - LLAW: Study shows impact of excessive civil tort costs on Louisiana economy

10/15/2018 - Report: Economic Benefits of Tort Reform

10/15/2018 - Report: Excessive civil tort costs taking a toll on Louisiana economy

10/12/2018 - Trial lawyer climate lawsuits against big oil aren't very popular

10/12/2018 - Move to end Plaquemines' coastal erosion lawsuits against oil and gas companies falls a vote short

10/9/2018 - Plaquemines Parish Council to consider measure to withdraw from oil and gas lawsuits

10/9/2018 - Plaquemines Parish: Microcosm of Louisiana's Near-Cosmic Dysfunctionalities

10/2/2018 - Lawsuit Abuse in Louisiana: Time to Turn up the Heat

9/20/2018 - Bayer Levels Sights on Weedkiller Verdict

9/24/2018 - Study Released by American Tort Reform Association: Trial Lawyers Spent $186 Million on Advertising in Second Quarter of 2018

9/24/2018 - State's auto insurance rates much too high

9/18/2018 - Oil companies go for another win in climate change fight, ask for dismissal of Wash. county's case

9/17/2018 - EPA proposes $365,500 settlement with Pennsylvania manufacturer over alleged violations of Safe Drinking Water Act

9/14/2018 - US takes global oil lead, but La. lags

9/13/2018 - Climate Lawsuits May Drive Thousands of Jobs Out of the US, Business Leader Says

9/11/2018 - La. Governor asks House Speaker to file legislation protecting health care for Louisiana

9/10/2018 - Lawsuit Abuse in Louisiana: Time to Turn Up the Heat

9/10/2018 - Together Baton Rouge: tax assessor under-assessing some ExxonMobil property

9/7/2018 - Carcinogenic junk science is finding its way into the courtroom

9/7/2018 - Climate lawsuits may drive thousands of jobs out of the US, business leader says

9/6/2018 - AG Jeff Landry: Lawsuits against big oil companies over climate change would threaten Louisiana jobs

9/4/2018 - Climate lawsuits could endanger important Louisiana industries

9/4/2018 - Appeals court dismisses case centering on $60 million marine accident

8/29/2018 - Ashe confirmed to N.O. federal judgeship

8/28/2018 - Class action lawsuit over Waggaman landfill moved to federal court

8/24/2018 - Judge grants class-action status to lawsuit against Louisiana public defender system

8/24/2018 - Former Avondale employee ordered to disclose asbestos settlement

8/22/2018 - Task force to look at Louisiana's high auto insurance rates, try to find ways to lower premiums

8/21/2018 - Ergon-St. James awarded $10 million for damages to terminal/dock facility struck by two ships

8/17/2018 - Jimmy Lawson, longtime politician, sues Jefferson government, School Board for asbestos disease

8/15/2018 - Elections: What's at Stake

8/13/2018 - Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

8/15/2018 - Round Up the Usual Lawyers

8/14/2018 - Greg Guidry re-elected to Louisiana Supreme Court; sole opponent didn't file tax returns

8/14/2018 - Public service drives New Orleans attorney as she prepares to lead the American Bar Association

8/13/2018 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch admonishes 'billboard attorneys'

8/12/2018 - Graves says lawsuits against oil, gas not right approach

8/13/2018 - New Orleans property owners file suit against S&WB over flood damage: 'It needs to be done'

8/11/2018 - Monsanto to appeal $289 million RoundUp verdict blaming weed killer for cancer

8/11/2018 - New Orleans judges enter 'uncharted territory,' and budget peril, after federal court decisions

8/10/2018 - Locals and activists fight to stop a Louisiana pipeline that the operator insists most people want 

8/10/2018 - Anti-Pipeline Kayaktivists Hit With Felony Charges Under Louisiana's New ALEC-Inspired Law That Criminalizes Protest

8/8/2018 - New Orleans lawyer president-elect of American Bar Association

8/9/2018 - Attorneys and political cronies - not state or plaintiffs - winners in coastal litigation, critics say

8/9/2018 - Letter to the Editor: Louisiana courts keep alive lawsuit threat to economy

8/6/2018 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director disagrees with rejecting consolidation of wetland damage suits

8/6/2018 - New Orleans judge has 'substantial' conflict of interest in setting bonds, federal court finds

8/5/2018 - Our Views: Louisiana's lawyers can argue until coast is long gone, and they probably will

8/4/2018 - Candidate for associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court allegedly falsified information

8/2/2018 - With millions at stake, New Jersey judges won't accept junk science against pharma companies

7/31/2018 - Parish oil damage lawsuits won't be consolidated before one judge

7/31/2018 - Supreme Court denies Trump admin request to halt youth climate lawsuit

7/29/2018 - Two compete for appellate court seat

7/29/2018 - Florida Marine denies claims that it was responsible for sinking barge

7/27/2018 - A Landowner is Suing to Keep Louisiana Pipeline Off His Property

7/27/2018 - St. Tammany sues drug makers over opioid crisis

7/27/2018 - Netherlands port authority brings federal lawsuit to Louisiana over oil tanker spill

7/26/2018 - Class-action status sought for Jefferson Parish landfill stench claims; here are next steps

7/26/2018 - Plaintiff in estate dispute can't amend complaint against Orleans Parish judge

7/26/2018 - Edwards' rule changes add 'costs and uncertainty' to state chemical industry's ability to compete with Texas

7/26/2018 - Judge says Dakota Access developer can't sue BankTrack

7/25/2018 - Environmental rights group lauds decision to allow review of paid actors at New Orleans council meeting

7/25/2018 - Louisiana Supreme Court posts attorney disciplinary action on its web page: does it do the same for judges

7/24/2018 - Motion to recuse Judge Wilson from Marshall case denied

7/24/2018 - Appeals court sides with Allstate in client's suit over additional costs from auto accident

7/24/2018 - Troopers arrest 5 in fake car crash scheme

7/24/2018 - Judge grants Monsanto's motion to dismiss worker's claim of emotional distress

7/23/2018 - Federal court admonishes Marchman, sanctions attorneys for 'frivolous' claims

7/23/2018 - Louisiana Supreme Court didn't disclose $58 million surplus during budget debate

7/21/2018 - Louisiana teen's climate change lawsuit cleared for trial: report

7/21/2018 - Take a close look at this abandoned Plaquemines oil field, why it's a source of major legal battle

7/20/2018 - In spite of recent dismissals, City of Baltimore launches climate change suit against big oil 

7/20/2018 - Judge dismisses New York City's lawsuit against major energy companies

7/20/2018 - Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

7/19/2018 - 'Lawsuit abuse climate' driving jobs out of state, harming state's future, think tank CEO says

7/17/2018 - Louisiana watchdog group says more claims will follow Johnson & Johnson talc powder case

7/16/2018 - Court remedy sought in judge issue

7/13/2018 - Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense director: Talc verdict indicative of St. Louis 'judicial hellhole' standing

7/13/2018 - Despite challenges in courtrooms and at work sites, construction on Bayou Bridge Pipeline rolls along

7/12/2018 - New executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch vows to make a difference

7/9/2018 - Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch names Lana Sonnier Venable executive director

7/7/2018 - Minority judgeship case returns to court

7/7/2018 - Columbia Gulf Transmission looks to move pipeline construction lawsuit to federal court

7/6/2018 - Stephens, Marchman to face off again in 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal race

7/6/2018 - Hunter to run for 4th JDC seat being vacated by Sharp

7/1/2018 - Justice Hall of Fame to induct Edwards

6/28/2018 - New Orleans native in the running to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court

6/27/2018 - LMOGA president lauds dismissal of climate change lawsuits

6/26/2018 - Director of Louisiana lawsuit watchdog group calls climate change lawsuits against big oil misguided

6/17/2018 - Oil wetland damage case returns to federal court

6/16/2018 - Hilcorp Energy settles suit with oystermen over unauthorized dredging through wetlands

6/15/2018 - Minority judicial district case moving back to court

6/4/2018 - Gas pipeline firms appeal federal judge's order to pay for canal erosion

5/30/2018 - 42 oil wetland damage suits move back to federal courts

5/28/2018 - Louisiana trial lawyers launch a litigious assault on the state's energy sector

5/17/2018 - Federal judge rules that it is 'premature' to determine enforceability if contract in lawsuit involving Andarko

5/15/2018 - Federal jude sends asbestos case involving shipyard back to Orleans Parish District Court

5/10/2018 - JDPJ approves resolution for opioid litigation

5/10/2018 - LLAW wary of Jefferson Parish Council partnership to sue opioid drug makers

5/9/2018 - St. John judge, accused of sexual assault, plans to stay on bench

5/9/2018 - 7 things to know about Kurt Englehardt, newest judge of 5th U.S. Circuit Court

5/8/2018 - Terrebonne prosecutor announces bid for judgeship

4/23/2018 - Louisiana judicial budget advances despite concern over cuts

4/22/2018 - Legislators to hear chief justice

4/20/2018 - Federal appeals court tosses key post-Katrina ruling awarding damages in St. Bernard, Lower 9

4/9/2018 - Effort to extend time to sue insurance companies for bad faith sidelined by House panel

4/9/2018 - Capitol Views: Business lobby laments legal reform landscape

4/9/2018 - Mitch Landrieu backs Wendy Vitter's bid for federal judge

4/7/2018 - Dan Fagan: Auto insurance rates in Louisiana would drop if this one law was addressed

4/5/2018 - WAGUESPACK: People Over the Process

3/30/2018 - 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal affirms judgment in oilfield remediation case

3/28/2018 - Judge: Return Chinese Drywall Lawsuits to original States

3/18/2018 - Attorney targets media outlet in latest lawsuit against critics

3/17/2018 - Five squaring off in March 24 primary to fill spot on 18th Judicial District Court

3/10/2018 - Dan Fagan: Gov. Edwards suing deep-pocketed companies shouldn't come as a surprise

3/7/2018 - Federal judge denies class action status for lawsuit against chloroprene plant in LaPlace

3/5/2018 - What Happens When You Criticize John Carmouche's Lawsuits? He Threatens to Sue You!

3/5/2018 - Did You See the Wall Street Journal's Piece on JBE and His Anti-Oil Trial Lawyers?

3/4/2018 - LLAW executive director says it's time for lawmakers to fix legal system - and sky-high insurance rates

3/2/2018 - Coalition for Common Senate attorney blames high car insurance rates on lawsuit abuse

3/3/2018 - Opinion: Jobs at risk, judge off the clock in Bayou Pipeline project

3/2/2018 - Opinion: The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown

3/1/2018 - Experts say more resources needed to help opioid users in Baton Rouge area, advocate input from users themselves in policy process

2/28/2018 - Appeals court race pits longtime civil court clerk against criminal court judge

2/27/2018 - Judge Doughty poised for Senate confirmation vote

2/26/2018 - Rep. Seabaugh could land federal judgeship

2/22/2018 - Does Louisiana have the most uninsured drivers?

2/22/2018 - New surge in civil lawsuits tied to Deepwater Horizon spill: study

2/20/2018 - Opinion: Kennedy a key vote on lawsuit reform bill

2/14/2018 - Mineral rights case heads back to Louisiana District Court

2/14/2018 - Louisiana high court's eminent-domain decision could affect future government actions, lawyer says

2/14/2018 - Citgo must pay $81 million file for 2006 spill in Louisiana: U.S. 5th Circuit

2/14/2018 - Group sues to stop oil companies from dumpting waste into the Gulf

2/13/2018 - Appel: A legal case you've likely never heard of signifies more damage to Louisiana's oil and gas industry

2/12/2018 - Who's responsible for Louisiana being left out of the shale oil revolution?

2/8/2018 - Addis, New Orleans and Baton Rouge attorneys disciplined by Louisiana Supreme Court

2/8/2018 - Judiciary Committee sign-off sends three Louisiana nominees to full Senate confirmation votes

2/5/2018 - Judge denies environmental groups' records search request in Louisiana pipeline challenge

1/28/2018 - 'Gavel Gap': Louisiana's judiciary mostly white and male, except in one parish...

1/27/2018 - Louisiana governments, lawyers file lawsuits against drug companies for rise of opioid cases

1/27/2018 - Big green readies dozens of lawsuits as only 'antidote' for Trump EPA

1/25/2018 - Bayou Bridge can't be compelled to turn over records to environmental groups, Baton Rouge judge rules

1/25/2018 - Audit finds Jefferson Parish Finance Authority paid legal bills without proof of work

1/23/2018 - Wendy Vitter nominated for coveted federal judgeship in New Orleans

1/22/2018 - Terrebonne Parish considers joining opioid lawsuit

1/23/2018 - Baton Rouge files lawsuit against opioid drug makers

1/23/2018 - Opinion: Louisiana's new trial lawyer shakedown

1/19/2018 - Decision to Come Feb. 20 in Dispute on Louisiana Opioid Suit

1/19/2018 - Louisiana governor's staff, attorney geneeral spar over opiod suit at court hearing; judge will make ruling Feb. 20

1/10/2018 - 5th Circuit Judge: Law clerk 'highly corrupt'

1/11/2018 - New York City sues oil companies over climate change costs

1/11/2018 - Former Jindal-era governor's counsel suspended following domestic battery arrest

1/11/2018 - Judge Robert Murphy to retire his suit at 5th Circuit Court of Appeal; Marion Edwards to fill in

1/10/2018 - In confirmation hearing for 5th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Kurt Engelhardt, senators focus on Danziger Bridge case

1/9/2018 - Disgraced former Plaquemines Parish judge readmitted to law practice in Louisiana

1/8/2018 - Louisiana Lawsuits Try to Put Oil Industry on Trial for Following the Law 80 Years Ago

1/5/2018 - Trump to renominate four men for Louisiana federal courts

1/4/2018 - Taetrace Harrison, facing assault with a firearm charge, qualifies for Orleans judge's race

1/4/2018 - Clerk of Court Dale Atkins, Judge Robin Pittman qualify for Fourth Circuit Judge

1/3/2018 - Opinion: The Opioid Crisis Has Plaintiff Lawyers Smelling Cash

12/29/2017 - Capitol Hill Republicans celebrate successes on judgeships, but federal positions in Louisiana remain vacant

12/13/2017 - Oil-spill-related defamation suits resolved after mediation

12/5/2017 - Group calls La. 'judicial hellhole,' blames Gov. Edwards

12/2/2017 - Could John Kennedy's posturing be mroe about the governor than the president?

12/1/2017 - Mamou attorney disbarred following forgery, other allegations in personal injury case

12/1/2017 - Governor takes LGBT rights battle to state Supreme Court

11/28/2017 - Eight months pass, judicial complaint threatened before Judge Janice Clark recuses herself from case

11/28/2017 - Sen. John Kennedy votes against Trump judge nominee - and blasts another as embarrassing

11/27/2017 - Louisiana nominee for federal appeals court to get hearing Wednesday; Sen. Kennedy could be key vote

11/27/2017 - Feuding Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers McKernan, Guirard want trial, not settlement

11/27/2017 - Shreveport may sue pharma companies over opioids

11/24/2017 - ExxonMobil, Hess oil win case over old oil well royalties

11/25/2017 - State denies remedies needed in minority judgeship case

11/24/2017 - Louisiana ranks last in legal climate, business survey finds

11/17/2017 - Louisiana's legal climate reaches an all-time low

11/14/2017 - Sen. John Kennedy keeping mum on nomination of conservative Kyle Duncan to 5th Circuit judgeship

11/14/2017 - Judge denies state's stay request

11/13/2017 - The only ones collecting in lawsuits against the state: $3M for defense attorneys; zero for plaintiffs & their attorneys

11/12/2017 - As conservatives push to get judge nominee Kyle Duncan confirmed, liberals express alarm

11/12/2017 - 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal upholds class-action status in double-billing case

11/11/2017 - John Kennedy withholds support for federal judge nominee Kyle Duncan: report

11/10/2017 - Association: Flood authority's case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal

11/3/2017 - Filing lawsuits not a solution to coastal erosion

11/3/2017 - The Fight Goes On

10/30/2017 - Attorney General Jeff Landry seeks control of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' opioid lawsuit

10/30/2017 - The Supreme Court says "no, go away" to the first of the coastal lawsuits

10/30/2017 - LLAW Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court's Refusal to Revive Levee Board Lawsuit

10/30/2017 - U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal of levee authority oil suit

10/30/2017 - U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit over damage to Louisiana's coast

10/30/2017 - High court won't revive Louisiana coastal wetlands lawsuit

10/26/2017 - Charbonnet says she'd sue oil firms over coastal damage, Cantrell says option 'on the table'

10/25/2017 - Legal shake down of oil companies is wrong approach - Letter

10/24/2017 - Looking for a Big Easy windfall

10/21/2017 - 'We don't know who we're fighting:' A year after flooding, BR families seek legal help to pursue insurnace claims

10/20/2017 - Attorney Kevin Kimball elected judge after other candidate drops out of the 18th Judicial District Court race

10/15/2017 - Stephen takes 2nd Circuit seat

10/14/2017 - Judge Tiffany Chase claims 4th Circuit judgeship

10/10/2017 - Louisiana's Sinking Parishes Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climates Damage

10/19/2017 - Opinion: Environmental challenges need leadership, not lawsuits

10/17/2017 - A More Nuanced Look at the Washington Post's 'Bizarre Opioid Story'

10/16/2017 - Trump's EPA to Curb legal Settlements with Environmentalists

10/16/2017 - Supreme Court disbars Lafayette attorney

10/16/2017 - Louisiana Supreme Court hears arguments in controversial setting case of eminent domain

10/13/2017 - Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week - A Time to Reflect on Where We Are and Where We Need To Go

10/5/2017 - The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes on the Opioid Industry

10/8/2017 - Opinion: It's time for Big Oil to pay for its damages like Big Tobacco did

10/8/2017 - Four candidates vie for two open spots on 22nd Judicial District bench

10/4/2017 - Opinion: Healthy oil and gas industry is essential to Louisiana

October 2017 - The People's Message: Focus on Jobs, Not Lawsuits and Taxes

10/3/2017 - Letter to the Editor: Trial lawyers represent real people, not corporations

9/29/2017 - Opinion: Can we talk about our relationship to the oil industry? It's not our savior

9/29/2017 - Trump picks 4 for New Orleans-based appeals court

9/26/2017 - Appel reacts to need for civil justice legal reform

9/22/2017 - Letters: Proud to be a trial lawyer

9/22/2017 - Letters: Fagan column was way off base

9/25/2017 - Guest column: A rigged poll on the legal system in Louisiana

9/21/2017 - Louisiana oil and gas industry suffering from litigation-friendly reputation, association says

9/20/2017 - LLAW & NFIB Host Workshop for Small Business Owners on ADA Lawsuits

9/20/2017 - Oil and gas wetlands-damage lawsuits get trial dates in Plaquemines Parish

9/19/2017 - Opinion: Trial lawyers laughing on way to the bank

9/19/2017 - Louisiana sheriff's offices file lawsuit over opioid crisis

9/18/2017 - Louisiana's legal climate hits 'rock bottom' in national survey

9/17/2017 - Consumer advocates and banking groups size up undeceide Sen. Kennedy in battle over class-action lawsuit restrictions

9/17/2017 - Column: Does Louisiana being ranked last in a survey register with residents any more?

9/17/2017 - Orleans civil and criminal court judget vie for seat on appeals court

9/16/2017 - APPEL: You can't grow an economy with a jackpot justice system like Louisiana has

9/15/2017 - NFIB state director says legal climate in Louisiana is bad for business

9/12/2017 - A Reputation Worth Changing

9/12/2017 - Louisiana ranked worst for state lawsuit climate in U.S. Chamber survey

9/12/2017 - Legal Reform Advocates Comment on Louisiana's Poor Ranking in National Lawsuit Climate Survey

9/11/2017 - Louisiana's legal climate hits 'rock bottom' in national survey

9/9/2017 - Mark Ballard: In Louisiana, does reducing taxes to create jobs hurt funding for education, roads?

8/27/2017 - Local NAACP celebrates judgeship ruling

8/22/2017 - The judge has made his ruling; now what next? No easy path ahead

8/23/2017 - Gas pipeline firms must oat for some canal erosion, federal judge rules

8/23/2017 - Law firm ask court to force Plaquemines to pay its share of $45 million BP settlement

8/22/2017 - 42-parish area of western Louisiana suffers from vacant federal judgeships

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

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

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 - 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


6/9/2014 - 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


5/29/2014 - 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


3/1/2014 - 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


Louisiana Legislative Session

The Regular Legislative Session began on March 14, 2022 and will adjourn by June 6, 2022. For more information on legislation, visit this page.
SB 383 by Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Shreveport, was heard this morning in the Senate Committee on Judiciary A. It passed 4-2 as amended. This important consumer protection legislation would codify the limitations placed on attorney advertising in a 2011 U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals case. Click here to review the amendments, which were included to mirror rules enacted by the Louisiana Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for debate. 

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