Louisiana Labeled Second Most Unfavorable Jurisdiction in the U.S. for Civil Defendants. The Louisiana Tort Reform

Association, has recently published its annual report titled: “Judicial Hellholes.” The article identifies Louisiana as the second most unfavorable jurisdiction in the United States for defendants in civil matters. The term “Judicial Hellholes” is reserved for jurisdictions in which defendants often contend that they can’t get a fair trial. According to the report, Louisiana suffers from an overly-aggressive plaintiffs’ bar, expansive liability rules, court procedures that favor plaintiffs, and welcoming attitudes toward forum-shopping out-of-town plaintiffs. Of course, the title is not a badge of honor, and we wish we did not have to publish information such as this one, but the reality is that matters before the courts have to be taken seriously because the opportunities for things to go wrong are many. We always advise our readers and clients to seek good and experienced counsel is all matters of law. Please feel free to call our offices. Our legal Team is here to help you. Click on the included link to be taken directly to the 64 page report. http://www.judicialhellholes.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/JudicialHellholes-2013.pdf