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    LANDRY: Texas Trial Lawyers Seeking Louisiana Plaintiffs To Sue Chesapeake Energy

LANDRY: Texas Trial Lawyers Seeking Louisiana Plaintiffs To Sue Chesapeake Energy

Lawyers from the Lone Star State are heading to Bossier City this week looking for a goldmine of Louisiana landowners. Through a series of town hall style meetings, the out-of-town attorneys

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    Super-Rich Trial Lawyers Bankrolling Gumbo PAC

Super-Rich Trial Lawyers Bankrolling Gumbo PAC

It is no surprise that super PACs are playing a huge role in the 2015 Louisiana election cycle. With the wide-open race to replace Gov. Bobby Jindal finally heating up,

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    Exposing “The Buddy System”

Exposing “The Buddy System”

As part of our mission to serve as a legal watchdog, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch works to expose activities of elected officials that negatively impact the state’s legal climate.  One

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    A Silver Lining in the BP Settlement

A Silver Lining in the BP Settlement

Hourly rates saved the state millions in attorneys’ fees How would you like a $700 million payday for five years of work? That’s a long way from the minimum wage.

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    A balanced courtroom needs a full jury box

A balanced courtroom needs a full jury box

Each year millions of Americans get a sinking feeling when they receive a summons for jury duty. Do I really have to go? How can I get out of it?

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    Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle To Receive Claims

Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle To Receive Claims

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a settlement fund was established with the goal of fairly compensating victims. In the intervening years, however,

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Legal reform needs are in the background for now, as state budget woes dominate the start of the legislative session

  Legal reform needs are in the background for now, as state budget woes dominate the start of the legislative session

With a $1.6 billion state budget shortfall to address, there is no question that lawmakers are primarily focused on fiscal

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“Buddy System” Strikes Again: Attorney General Buddy Caldwell launches new litigation scheme with support from campaign backers

  “Buddy System” Strikes Again: Attorney General Buddy Caldwell launches new litigation scheme with support from campaign backers

BATON ROUGE – Despite fierce criticism from lawmakers and legal reform groups in recent years, Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell

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Oil spill settlement makes lawyers, administrators rich while disaster victims await payments [Infographic]

  Oil spill settlement makes lawyers, administrators rich while disaster victims await payments [Infographic]

BATON ROUGE, LA– Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legal watchdog group

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LLAW statement on the SLFPA-E lawsuit dismissal

  LLAW statement on the SLFPA-E lawsuit dismissal

Baton Rouge, LA— Melissa, Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, issued the following statement about U.S. District Judge

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Whistleblower describes McGladrey audit of BP claims process as “a disaster waiting to happen”

  Whistleblower describes McGladrey audit of BP claims process as “a disaster waiting to happen”

Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau has a little problem with the accounting audit that he says proves his handling

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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