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. 

    

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.