tort reform

Sue Lincoln

A forum on Lawsuit Reform was held in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and two of the major Gubernatorial candidates attended, Senator David Vitter and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne. 


Tort Reform Bill Advances to House

Apr 2, 2014
Sue Lincoln

A bill that would change how civil lawsuits are handled in state courts is headed to the House floor. The tort reform bill removes the threshold for having a civil case heard by a jury, instead of only by a judge. Current state law allows a jury trial only if the amount involved exceeds $50,000.