Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts
This bill codifies the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in Meredith
This bill codifies the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in Meredith v. Ieyoub. It says the state cannot compensate attorneys on a contingency fee basis, absent express statutory authority. The legislation, which is prospective only, prohibits the attorney general, state agencies and boards and commissions from entering into contingency fee contracts without express statutory authority. It also provides a transparent process for the use of outside counsel contracts by the state.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims