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NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has announced that Robin Greenwald, the head of Weitz & Luxenberg's environmental and toxic tort litigation unit, has been selected to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP oil spill litigation. The appointment was announced in an Oct. 8 pretrial order issued by the court.
Greenwald has more than 25 years of experience representing the rights of those whose health and property have been impacted because of water, land and air pollution. Her understanding of complicated national environmental litigation matters led to her appointment to serve as lead attorney and plaintiffs' liaison counsel for the Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE) multidistrict litigation.
The lawsuit, In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico (MDL No. 2179), was filed on behalf of those injured or killed in the April 20, 2010, explosion and fire aboard the doomed oil rig, as well as the tens of thousands of companies and individuals who have suffered catastrophic financial repercussions because of oil spill-related tourism losses.
The Steering Committee was appointed by Judge Carl J. Barbier. In August 2010, the courts approved the consolidation of 77 separate oil spill lawsuits to be heard before Judge Barbier in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Weitz & Luxenberg, founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America.