Articles written by: Melissa Landry

Guest Commentary: AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the “Buddy System”
Featured / Justice

Guest Commentary: AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the “Buddy System”

Less than two months after taking office, Attorney General Jeff Landry is wasting no time declaring that there is a new sheriff in town.

A Balanced Courtroom Needs a Full Jury Box
Featured / Justice

A Balanced Courtroom Needs a Full Jury Box

In recognition of the thousands of Louisianans who have committed their time to a jury and helped to preserve this right, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch celebrates May 11 through May 15, 2015, as Jury Appreciation Week.

Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims
Corruption / Featured / Justice

Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims

Nearly five years after the disaster, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch took a close look at where all the money from the BP settlement is going and asked the critical question: Who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill?

Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session
Budget / Featured / Justice

Legal Reform in the Background as State Budget Woes Dominate the Start of Legislative Session

The short session, which opened last week and must conclude by June 11th, will be dominated by debate over taxes and spending cuts as legislators look for creative ways to balance the budget.

Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket
Energy & Environment / Featured / Justice

Levee Breach Lawsuit Illustrates Class Action Racket

This case is a stunning example of class action lawyers doing what they do best: using lawsuits to create the illusion of relief that will ultimately do nothing more than increase their own bottom lines.