Adams and Reese Associate Taylor Brett was recently published in Louisiana Law Review’s Winter 2023 edition with his article, “Modernizing Civil Litigation in the Unique Landscape of Louisiana’s State Court System.”
Brett showcases the many technological challenges that attorneys face when litigating cases in Louisiana's state court system as opposed to federal court. The article draws a comparison between the rules governing the commencement of civil actions, service of process, and notice of court activity in state district courts against their federal counterparts to showcase Louisiana’s state court’s technological inefficiencies in regard to civil litigation.
In these comparisons, Brett explains how Louisiana's state constitution inherently stymies the ability of its state district courts to modernize civil litigation practice. He discusses recent legislative efforts to bring Louisiana’s state court system into the 21st century and highlights unsettled questions concerning some of the legislature’s successful, recent legislation on this subject.
Taylor Brett’s diverse litigation practice involves representing clients across multiple industries, predominately in the energy and natural gas sectors. His work covers a broad spectrum of legal issues involving commercial disputes, as well as defending claims for personal injuries, chemical exposure, premises liability, and property damages. Taylor advocates for his clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court.