New Orleans area residents pay $2.2 billion annually in excessive civil court costs, resulting in a “tort tax” of $2,763 per person and job losses of nearly 35,000, according to a new study from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW). Read more...

Sen. Barrow Peacock (R-37) has re-introduced a bill that would have reined in lawyer advertising last year had it not been for Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto. Read more...


Latrell Johnson has become the 31st defendant to plead guilty in a broad scheme to stage accidents with 18-wheelers in New Orleans and file fraudulent lawsuits and insurance claims. Read more...

IN THE NEWS