Judge Appoints BP Oil Plaintiffs' Steering, Executive Committees

MIAMI - U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 8 issued a pretrial order appointing 15 lawyers to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) of the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation. More than 100 trial attorneys from across the United States applied...

Scott Summy Co-Lead Counsel On Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee In BP Oil Spill Litigation

DALLAS - Scott Summy , head of Baron & Budd's water contamination team, is one of four attorneys chosen to serve on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for the Gulf Oil Spill Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). As co-lead counsel on the Executive Committee, Summy will help coordinate the activities...

Plaintiff Attorney Likens Oil Spill Defendants To 'Reservoir Dogs'

MIAMI BEACH - Remember the famous Mexican standoff scene in the movie "Reservoir Dogs" where the gang of crooks turn on each other, hold each other at gunpoint and then shoot each other? Plaintiff attorney Scott Summy of Baron & Budd in Dallas said it reminds him of the defendants in...

Oil Spill MDL Judge Expected To Move Quickly

MIAMI BEACH - The judge overseeing the BP oil spill litigation MDL is expected to move the massive litigation along quickly, a plaintiff attorney reported Nov. 4. Scott Sumy of Baron & Budd in Dallas made his remarks at HB Litigation Conferences' Oil in the Gulf - Litigation & Insurance...