The Hayride

Posts From Melissa Landry

    Justice for sale?

Justice for sale?

Are campaign donations corrupting Louisiana’s courts and undermining our system of electing judges?  It is no secret that lawyers, as a group, routinely dump money into judicial races to help

0 comment Read Full Article
    Louisiana ranks among America’s worst “judicial hellholes” for fifth year

Louisiana ranks among America’s worst “judicial hellholes” for fifth year

BATON ROUGE, LA (Dec. 16, 2014)— Louisiana has earned the seventh-highest ranking in the 2014–2015 American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes® report of the worst places to be sued.

0 comment Read Full Article
    Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket

Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket

Class actions are in a class by themselves when it comes to generating multimillion dollar fees for lawyers.  Unfortunately, this is nothing new.  But the $20 million settlement recently announced

3 comments Read Full Article
    Judges gone wild

Judges gone wild

A whole series of judicial miscues, ranging from laughable to outrageous, has emerged in Louisiana over the past year.  Consider the actions of Louisiana State District Court Judge Trudy White

0 comment Read Full Article
    LANDRY: $642,000 Down The Drain

LANDRY: $642,000 Down The Drain

Once again, the scheming legal team hired by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East to pursue its unprecedented lawsuit against energy producers is turning to the courts in a blatant

0 comment Read Full Article
    ADA Litigation: Improving access or just making money?

ADA Litigation: Improving access or just making money?

Serial filer of ADA lawsuits targeting Louisiana businesses The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important tool in the ongoing battle to ensure that disabled citizens have equal access

1 comment Read Full Article

Lawyers Behaving Badly

  Lawyers Behaving Badly

Some lawyers in Louisiana seem to get away with dodgy behavior.  From their questionable advertising tactics, to the relentless filing

0 comment Read Full Article

New evidence released in oil spill settlement debacle leaves another black eye on Louisiana’s legal reputation

  New evidence released in oil spill settlement debacle leaves another black eye on Louisiana’s legal reputation

New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions

4 comments Read Full Article

LABI Releases New Report on Louisiana’s Judicial Climate

  LABI Releases New Report on Louisiana’s Judicial Climate

The Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) released a new report on the challenges facing Louisiana’s civil justice system

0 comment Read Full Article

SCOTUS Asked to Weigh in on Oil Spill Debacle

  SCOTUS Asked to Weigh in on Oil Spill Debacle

Obviously, people and companies should be held responsible for their actions when they harm others. The longstanding principle of “You

2 comments Read Full Article

VIDEO: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Struggle to Explain Why Environmental Clean Ups Are So Rare in LA, Despite Many Million Dollar Payouts

  VIDEO: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Struggle to Explain Why Environmental Clean Ups Are So Rare in LA, Despite Many Million Dollar Payouts

In a new WWL series, “Tainted Legacy,” plaintiffs’ lawyers fail to explain why decades of litigation have resulted in many

0 comment Read Full Article

Legal feeding frenzy continues four years after the spill

  Legal feeding frenzy continues four years after the spill

A little noticed Associated Press report published last week highlights the ongoing fraud and abuse that’s still corrupting the oil

4 comments Read Full Article

KILL THE BILL: SB 299 Institutionalizes Abusive Lawsuit Lending Practices

  KILL THE BILL: SB 299 Institutionalizes Abusive Lawsuit Lending Practices

With just two weeks to go, it is almost closing time at the Louisiana State Capitol.  But consumers and state

0 comment Read Full Article

LANDRY: Let The Sunshine In!

  LANDRY: Let The Sunshine In!

Transparency bill will help curb cronyism in the AG’s office Former US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once famously wrote,

0 comment Read Full Article

The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

  The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

In case you didn’t know, Tax Day is upon us, and Uncle Sam wants his money.  As accountants look longingly

1 comment Read Full Article

LANDRY: A Guide To This Session’s Top Legal Reform Bills

  LANDRY: A Guide To This Session’s Top Legal Reform Bills

The Louisiana Legislature kicked off the 2014 regular session today, beginning a series of discussions about the most important issues

1 comment Read Full Article

LANDRY: A “Perception Problem,” Or Perhaps More, In Louisiana’s Judiciary

  LANDRY: A “Perception Problem,” Or Perhaps More, In Louisiana’s Judiciary

Political columnist John Maginnis once described the old system of lawmakers holding fundraising during the Legislative Session as “tantamount to

1 comment Read Full Article

LANDRY: Caldwell’s Contingency Fees Are At Issue, Again

  LANDRY: Caldwell’s Contingency Fees Are At Issue, Again

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is making headlines again.  This time he’s asking a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging

1 comment Read Full Article

Looking back, moving forward

  Looking back, moving forward

Pop Quiz:  What was your new year’s resolution and have you already abandoned it? According to those who study these

0 comment Read Full Article

Subscribe To The Nooner!

Categories

Archives