New Orleans Judge To Handle Most Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's order. . . . Full version available to subscribers.