Update on Louisiana Emergency Declaration Lawsuit

By Sarah Harbison
by Sarah Harbison, general counsel, Pelican Institute On Monday, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling in Gov. John Bel Edwards v. Louisiana State Legislature, et al. The court vacated the district court’s ruling that the statute authorizing the legislature’s petition to terminate the governor’s public health emergency order was unconstitutional and sent the case...

TAGS: COVID-19, lawsuits, Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana Can Learn a Lot from Texas About Creating Jobs, Cutting Lawsuits

By Editor
When it comes to the very important issue of legal reform, we are worlds apart. Despite the fact that residents in both Louisiana and Texas share the common goals of creating jobs and cutting down on lawsuit abuse, we have chosen remarkably different paths to address these issues.

TAGS: Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, lawsuits, Litigation Reform, Louisiana, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Melissa Landry, Texas, Tort Reform

Louisiana’s Legislative Elections Could Jumpstart Litigation Reform Efforts

By Kevin Mooney
A recent survey that shows a substantial majority of Louisiana voters favor tort reform could serve as a catalyst for bipartisan legislation next year aimed at alleviating costly litigation practices, according to top officials with citizen watchdog groups and business advocacy organizations.

TAGS: Coalition for Common Sense, Elections, judicial hellholes, lawsuits, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Tort Reform