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It's generally accepted that Louisiana could do much better when it comes to the way we make, apply, and punish people for breaking the law.  While we are historically doing better in that department this year than we did in 2020, some experts think we have a long way to go.

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Louisiana Has Been Classified as a "Judicial Hellhole" For the Last 9 Years

Every year, the American Tort Reform Association compiles a list of the best and the worst places in the country for what they call lawsuit abuse, "litigation tourism" (when out-of-state attorneys file multiple lawsuits in the same geographical "hot-spot"), and state leadership "seems eager to expand civil liability at every given opportunity."  Louisiana garnered a spot on the 2021 list of "Judicial Hellholes," earning our 9th straight place of dis-honor on the shameful directory.

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Louisiana isn't Alone on The 2021 List of "Judicial Hellholes"

This year, Louisiana came 6th on the list of "Judicial Hellholes" compiled by the American Tort Reform Association.  The annual list also named South Carolina at #8 (for asbestos litigation), the city of St. Louis at #7, Louisiana at #6, 2 counties in Illinois came in at #5,  the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania tied at #4, the Georgia Supreme Court at #3, New York at #2, and California at #1.

Louisiana's Place on The 2021 List of "Judicial Hellholes" is Bad, But We're Doing Better

While being named a "Judicial Hellhole" is exactly a feather in Louisiana's cap, we are doing better.  Last year we were ranked at #5 and in 2013 we came in at #2.  That means we are trending away from our hellhole status, just not very quickly.

Active, Tier-3 Sex Offenders that Currently Live in Bossier City

These are all of the currently listed, active, Tier 3 sex offenders that currently live in Bossier City. They have all been convicted with what the state of Louisiana considers to be the worst of the worst in terms of sex crimes.

Active, Tier 3 Sex Offenders Currently Living in Shreveport

These are all of the currently listed, active, Tier 3 sex offenders that currently live in Shreveport. They have all been convicted with what the state of Louisiana considers to be the worst of the worst in terms of sex crimes.

Top 10 Most Likely Things to Kill You in Louisiana

Life is precious, but fragile. In an effort to help you live as long as possible, I've researched the most likely things to take you out if you live in the Sportsman's Paradise. With a little careful planning and this information, you could live a long and happy life in Louisiana.