But there's more to LMPERS than just curious sartorial habits. Unbeknown even to many of the cops it counts as members, or the Louisiana taxpayers who contribute to its coffers, LMPERS has become a litigation machine. The police fund is one of the country's most voracious plaintiffs, suing companies with abandon, sometimes even more regularly than its administrative corps wears blue (every Monday). In a 10-day period in February, for example, the fund sued Dell, US Airways, Hewlett-Packard, Heinz, and EnergySolutions, America's largest nuclear-waste company. It has been called out in defense and plaintiffs filings as a "frequent filer" and a "serial plaintiff," and last year, in the legal brief of one firm that had previously represented LMPERS, "the most prolific filer of shareholder litigation in U.S. history."
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