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    Plaintiff lawyers put up $1M to fund late attacks on LA Supreme Court candidate

Plaintiff lawyers put up $1M to fund late attacks on LA Supreme Court candidate

Plaintiff lawyers are funneling millions of dollars into two last-minute campaigns against 15th Judicial District Court Judge Marilyn Castle, who is seeking to fill an open seat on the Louisiana

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    MELISSA LANDRY: Hot Coffee

MELISSA LANDRY: Hot Coffee

Hot coffee. Some would say it is just as much a part of our culture as baseball and apple pie. Every morning millions of Americans wake up and start their

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    Louisiana Lands On ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Watch List Again

Louisiana Lands On ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Watch List Again

Every year, the American Tort Reform Foundation releases its annual ranking of Judicial Hellholes—essentially these are the worst places in the country to be sued.  A “magical jurisdiction” as one

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    Is Louisiana Attorney General’s Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers Legal?

Is Louisiana Attorney General’s Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers Legal?

Is Louisiana’s top law-enforcement officer violating the law by hiring private plaintiffs attorneys to pursue litigation on behalf of the state?  That’s the fundamental question raised by the recent actions

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    Private Attorneys Hired By AG in Quasi-Criminal Proceedings Raises Serious Questions

Private Attorneys Hired By AG in Quasi-Criminal Proceedings Raises Serious Questions

Recent Baton Rouge Advocate and Associated Press stories reveal a highly questionable relationships among private attorneys and the Attorney General who hired them on behalf of the state. According to

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    HB 477 Seeks to Stop Double Recovery & Windfall Lawyers’ Fees in Asbestos Cases

HB 477 Seeks to Stop Double Recovery & Windfall Lawyers’ Fees in Asbestos Cases

“It has become clear the system that was set up to fairly and efficiently compensate asbestos victims for their injuries has gone awry and now resembles a vast commercial enterprise much more than an instrument of justice.”

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