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Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims
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Five Years After Deepwater, Victims Still Struggle to Receive Claims

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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?

Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Loan Sharks Dangerous to Louisiana Consumers and Courts
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Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Loan Sharks Dangerous to Louisiana Consumers and Courts

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Lawsuit lenders often offer loans to consumers with hidden fees and sky-high interest rates that can range between 60-150 percent annually. To put that in perspective, the average annual percentage rate on a credit card is 13.3 percent.

Reasons to Worry?
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Reasons to Worry?

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Potential conflicts and a growing interest in hedge funds have some eyeing Louisiana’s public retirement systems with renewed skepticism.

Louisiana Listed Among Potential “Judicial Hellholes” Beset with Excessive Litigation
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Louisiana Listed Among Potential “Judicial Hellholes” Beset with Excessive Litigation

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Louisiana made the cut this year on an exclusive list, but this is not good news for business owners and consumers who have a stake in energy exploration and production.

Louisiana Residents Invited to Vote on the Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Year
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Louisiana Residents Invited to Vote on the Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Year

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Concerned citizens are invited to visit the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) group online where they can select their top choice for the most outrageous lawsuit of the year. But it will be not be easy, Melissa Landry, the group’s executive director, points out.