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...

Plaintiff Attorneys Urge Oil Spill Victims To Pursue Litigation, Not BP Compensation Fund

MIAMI BEACH -- Plaintiff attorneys at a Gulf oil spill litigation conference have urged colleagues to advise clients to not accept money from the $20 billion BP compensation fund and instead pursue litigation. Some raw anger at BP spilled out June 24 at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf...

Gulf Oil Claims Facility Payouts Total $1.7 Billion To Date

MIAMI BEACH -- The Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) has received just shy of 350,000 emergency claims and paid out about $1.7 billion on just under 100,000 of them as of Nov. 5, according to Michael Rozen of Feinberg Rozen LLP in New York. Rozen is the law partner of GCCF Administrator Kenneth...