Consensus at Last: The Broadening of LUTPA Standing in Cheramie v. Shell Deepwater Production

The Louisiana Supreme Court held that although LUTPA protection extends beyond business competitors and consumers, the trial court correctly granted Shell's motion for summary judgment because Cheramie did not meet its evidentiary burden in proving that Shell and Filco conspired against it. Cheramie Services, Inc. v. Shell Deepwater Production, Inc., 2009-1633 (La. 4/23/10); 35 So. 3d 1053.