NFIB State Director Dawn McVea released the following statement today in response to the American Tort Reform Foundation’s annual ranking of the nation’s “Judicial Hellholes.” Louisiana was No. 6 on the list, which was released today:
“Our small business members were hopeful that Louisiana’s legal system would improve, but that was before Governor Edwards vetoed legislation that would have put the brakes on deceptive lawsuit advertising. As the report points out, coastal litigation also remains an issue, and authorities are still investigating an alleged scheme to use the state’s courts to defraud commercial truck drivers and insurers.
“Louisiana needs a legal system that is fair for everyone and doesn’t favor plaintiffs and trial lawyers. When the legislature returns to Baton Rouge in 2022, we will continue to advocate for commonsense reforms that balance the scales of justice.”