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...

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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