Group ranks Louisiana as a ‘Judicial Hellhole’

A group that advocates for more protection for those being sued in civil court ranks Louisiana as the fifth deepest “Judicial Hellhole” in America, blaming Gov. John Bel Edwards as a “former trial lawyer” even though it ranked Louisiana worse under his Republican predecessor.

Edwards, a Democrat running for re-election in 2019, dismissed the annual American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes report as “fiction.”

“This organization is funded by a large group of Washington special interest groups who have no interest in protecting Louisiana’s citizens,” Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo told USA Today Network. “The governor won’t respond to this fiction”…

 

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