ATRA Releases White Paper on the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law

Today, January 29, 2016, at an event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ATRA released a new white paper, authored by Joanna Shepherd, Professor of Law at Emory University School of law, that focuses on the abuses and misuses of Louisiana’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law.  “Unfortunately for consumers and jobseekers, Louisiana has become notorious as one of the states where consumer protection laws can be most easily exploited by personal injury lawyers looking to become millionaires,” said ATRA President Tiger Joyce. “The steadily growing costs of LUTCPA lawsuits are invariably passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices, and employers battered by preposterous lawsuits expand less and create fewer jobs than they would otherwise.  Reasonably reforming the LUTCPA would help consumers, boost the state economy, and help Louisiana shake its reputation as a judicial hellhole.”  To view the full report, please see below.