Study Alleges Majority of Legacy Lawsuits Fail to Produce Hard Evidence of Contamination

By Kevin Mooney
Are the attorneys and plaintiffs who file lawsuits built around oilfield contamination allegations genuinely concerned about environmental damage? Or, are they instead motivated by a loophole in the law that allows for financial awards to be detached from cleanup efforts?

TAGS: American Tort Reform Association, department of natural resources, environment, Legacy Lawsuits, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Sierra Club

Multiplying Environmental Claims Face New Accountability Procedures

By Kevin Mooney
Controversial litigation practices built around environmental remediation claims would be limited under proposed legislation that a House committee voted to defer on Wednesday. Supporters say current law needs to be clarified to prevent "legacy lawsuits" from driving business out of state

TAGS: Chamber of Commerce, David Vitter, Legacy Lawsuits, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Louisiana Supreme Court, Rep. Page Cortez