Guest Commentary: HB 477 Seeks to Stop Double Recovery & Windfall Lawyers’ Fees in Asbestos Cases

LA House Civil Law & Procedure Committee to Consider the Measure Monday By Melissa Landry After more than 40 years of asbestos litigation, most of the companies responsible for asbestos exposure in the workplace have gone out of business.  Many would say that’s a good thing.  They might also argue that the massive trust system…

Guest Commentary: Legislative Battle Brewing Over Legacy Lawsuits

As the Louisiana Legislature kicked off with a bang this week, the political stage has been set for a series of historic battles that could drastically impact the direction of the state. While we can expect school choice, pension reform and some of Governor Bobby Jindal’s other top priorities to command media headlines, there is a quiet battle brewing over legacy lawsuits that could be just as important.