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Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll
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Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll

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The poll indicates there is broad support for reforms that would save taxpayer money and prioritize community supervision programs over incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.

The Case for Tort Reform in Louisiana
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The Case for Tort Reform in Louisiana

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If Louisiana wants to lower its cost of living, attract more businesses and ultimately improve its economy as a whole, tort reform is necessary. These simple reforms are nothing radical. They would simply bring Louisiana up to speed with the rest of the nation.

A Balanced Courtroom Needs a Full Jury Box
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A Balanced Courtroom Needs a Full Jury Box

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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
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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?

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

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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.