November 13, 2018
As Louisiana continues to be a Judicial Hellhole, people around the state are beginning to call for reform. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and others have highlighted the economic impact of lawsuit abuse in recent weeks, and the toll that takes on the state.
LOUISIANA: Growing list of tort reform proponents should speak volumes, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says
November 13, 2018
As an increasing number of people take notice of the harmful effects of excessive litigation across Louisiana, citizens and businesses alike are speaking out. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch continues its efforts to garner support for meaningful reform and strip Louisiana of its “Judicial Hellhole” label.
October 25, 2018
Stephanie Riegel, Editor at the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report discusses grassroots efforts in the state to bring attention to the excessive costs of litigation in Louisiana. Without serious reform, costs will continue to rise and Louisiana taxpayers will be the ones footing the bill.
LOUISIANA: Suits regarding accidents at truck stop may be case of 'jackpot justice,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says
November 5, 2018
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) recently spoke to the Louisiana Record about a string of lawsuits over accidents at a local truck stop. Unfortunately, these often lack a solid grounding and contribute to the state’s already skyrocketing insurance costs.
October 25, 2018
According to a Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse study, tort costs have caused Florida to lose $11 billion in productivity. Florida Justice Reform Institute, a Tallahassee- based group, has been lobbying for tort reform for years and support CALA’s efforts.
October 15, 2018
A study conducted by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse found that in 2018, the state’s economy lost $1.1 billion a year and more than 15,500 jobs. Further, the study claims the Louisiana state government loses 76.4 million a year in revenues as a result of excessive legal costs.
October 5, 2018
Consumers and lawyers have been abusing Proposition 65, a warning and signage requirement that has taken effect under California’s Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse encourages business owners to set aside a little time to become familiar with OEHHA requirements as a way to protect themselves against meritless Prop. 65 litigation.
October 1, 2018
Governor Brown’s veto on AB 3080 helps to limit unnecessary lawsuits against employers which essentially harm jobs and growth of small business. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, one of the opponents of Assembly Bill, called the legislation “incredibly flawed” and praised Brown for “doing the right thing.”
September 26, 2018
Over the course of the past year, there has been a 36 percent increase in lawsuits against Louisiana’s small business community, forcing these businesses to use scarce resources.
September 10, 2018
Legal advertisements have been infiltrating Louisiana, particularly on the roadways. Lawyers are vowing to defend drivers and potential clients, but are they actually?
August 30, 2018
Tort reform is a slow process and it can seem impossible, especially when advocating for substantive improvements that curtail income to trial lawyers. The worst thing Floridians can do here is nothing, it’s time to stand up for our businesses and communities and put an end to lawsuit abuse.
August 8, 2018
The Chamber continues to monitor and oppose the, “Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance.” There is no quicker way to prevent job announcements such as the one announced, than to seek a patchwork approach to policy that is designed only to enrich trial attorneys by opening up employers to frivolous lawsuits.
June 29, 2018
Jennifer Harris, Director of Texas Against Lawsuit Abuse issued a statement condemning New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit of ExxonMobil, which warranted subsequent lawsuits against large corporations, while abusing taxpayer dollars.
LOUISIANA: Director of Louisiana lawsuit watchdog group calls climate change lawsuits against big oil misguided
June 26, 2018
Louisiana has seen an increase in lawsuits against corporations. Director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Melissa Landry said, “It is further proof that American’s are being sold a dangerous bill of goods by those who promise that lawsuits provide viable solutions to addressing coastal erosion.”
June 8, 2018
Former Executive Director for the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Travis Akin sat down for an interview to discuss the importance of Illinois adopting sound lawsuit reform legislation.
May 29, 2018
Texas has seen a rise in trial attorneys soliciting citizens. Jennifer Harris of Texas Against Lawsuit Abuse issues this warning to Texans.
May 17, 2018
West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse applauds the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia for refusing to adopt ‘innovator liability,’ which attempts to hold makers of brand-name drugs liable for injuries allegedly caused by a generic version of a medication.
May 3, 2018
CALA spokesperson, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse, supports Governor Abbott’s declaration of Jury appreciation week, saying that “a robust jury system is essential to protect our rights as Americans and ensure all defendants are treated fairly in a court room.”
January 31, 2018
Californian Citizens for Lawsuit abuse, Julie Griffiths refutes an ADA lawsuit calling it a waste of time, resources, and money.