News roundup: Charlie Cook to speak at CABL’s annual meeting tomorrow … Louisiana ranks as a ‘judicial hellhole’—again … ‘Friends’ will stay on Netflix

    CABL: Cook Political Report Publisher Charlie Cook will be the keynote speaker at Council For A Better Louisiana’s annual meeting tomorrow and is slated to talk about the current political divide and what it means for the future. CABL’s meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a panel discussion at 10 a.m. before a luncheon and Cook’s take on the political divide at noon. Tickets remain available for $85 and can be purchased online. There’s more information about CABL’s annual meeting here.  

    Double-hockey sticks: The American Tort Reform Foundation, which advocates for increased protection for those sued in civil court, has ranked Louisiana as the fifth deepest “Judicial Hellhole” in America. The foundation says Louisiana’s problems stem from Gov. John Bel Edwards, though it ranked the state no better prior to Edwards’ term. Louisiana is No. 5 on this year’s list, after California, Florida, New York City, and St. Louis. Read the full report.   

    I’ll be there for you: After public outcry following Netflix’s announcement that it would no longer be streaming re-runs of Friends, the entertainment company has renegotiated its deal and will continue to provide the show’s 10 seasons—at a steep price, The New York Times reports. The company will pay around $100 million to continue licensing the program from its owner, WarnerMedia, a significant jump from the $30 million a year that Netflix had paid previously. Read the full story.

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