Watchdog Investigation Reveals Elaborate ‘Buddy System’ in the LA AG’s Office
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is hiring out much of the state’s legal business to a small group of politically connected plaintiffs’ lawyers. And in many cases, rather than paying these private attorneys a reasonable fees based on their hours of work, he is promising them a large percentage of the state’s award through contingency fee arrangements. An extensive investigative report, which originally aired on WWL TV in New Orleans, highlighted many of those concerns— revealing a gravy train of highly-lucrative and legally suspect contracts for trial lawyers that are costing Louisiana a fortune.
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