Compromise on Louisiana's legacy lawsuit issue uncertain

Kyle Barnett Mar. 26, 2012, 6:57am


BATON ROUGE, La.-- At the spring session heats up, state legislators, energy industry officials and trial lawyers are reportedly not any closer to a compromise on "legacy" lawsuit reform.

The lawsuits refer to landowners who bought polluted properties that were not cleaned up by the energy industry after sometimes decades of drilling activities. Opponents of the lawsuits say landowners sometimes file the suits even if drilling activities took place, but there is no discernible pollution.

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