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As Johnson retires from state Supreme Court

Advocate hopes new court will uphold tort reform initiatives.

The retirement of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson raises questions on how well civil justice reform initiatives will hold up under a new court.

Lana Venable, from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, told the Louisiana Record that the state still has a clear need for reform, but whether that happens – and whether any legislative reforms are upheld by the court – remains to be seen. Read more...

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