Sep 18, 2018 - 3:32pm

Lawsuits Threaten Louisiana’s “Sportsman’s Paradise” Way of Life

Fishing and other types of recreational sports are an important part of Louisiana’s culture.

But the “sportsman’s paradise” is turning into a litigation nightmare. Trial lawyers are clogging up the court system with dozens and dozens of coastal erosion lawsuits.

Trial lawyers could sue anyone for coastal erosion, like boat operators, fishermen or landowners. Many landowners are now cutting off public access to waterways and channels over fear of litigation. These lawsuits are changing the state’s culture, and hurting the state and local economies.

Loss of waterway access has gotten so bad, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS)—the largest fishing organization in the world—recently announced it will no longer hold Bassmaster tournaments in the Pelican State.

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