The Legislature should be applauded on its overwhelming passage of common-sense legal reform legislation during the recent special session. Bipartisan passage of House Bill 57 by Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, would not have occurred without thoughtful discussion and compromise on both sides of the issue. These reforms signal what The Advocate’s June 16 editorial called “sensible and reflect the law in other states.”
This legislation, now awaiting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ signature, enacts the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020 and represents a significant step forward for Louisiana. Among the provisions are… Click HERE to read more.