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The Gibson Law Firm Launches 'BP Claims Service' To Help Oil Spill Victims
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - Attorney Jason Gibson believes the tens of thousands of Gulf Coast business and property owners adversely affected by the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill should fully understand their legal options. Gibson, whose law firm on July 13... Read More

Matthew P. Coglianese Joins Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil And Nieto
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil and Nieto has acquired one of the most highly-regarded environmental lawyers in Florida, Matthew Coglianese, who joins its boutique litigation practice as a partner. As part of his environmental... Read More

Burton LeBlanc Hired By La. Office Of Coastal Protection And Restoration
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - Environmental attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baton Rouge and his firm Baron & Budd have been retained by Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell to provide counsel to the state of Louisiana's designated trustees... Read More

Paul Sterbcow Named To Deepwater Horizon PSC
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - Judge Carl J. Barbier named Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris co-counsel Paul Sterbcow to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Deepwater Horizon litigation. The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee position is highly sought after;... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin Greenwald Named To BP Oil Spill Litigation PSC
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Baron And Budd's Burton LeBlanc Elected Vice President Of American Association For Justice
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - Baron and Budd Shareholder Burton LeBlanc was recently elected vice president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the association's Annual Convention in New York. LeBlanc is the head of the Baron and Budd's Baton... Read More

Brad Marten On Fighting The Last War: The Relevance (And Irrelevance) Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill To The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Bradley M. Marten

By Brad Marten A number of us in the Pacific Northwest can remember the phone call that came in the spring of 1989 telling us to come to Alaska. There had been an oil spill, the caller said, and we had better get up there right away. We packed up and... Read More

BP Announces Preliminary $7.8 Billion Settlement With Plaintiffs Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 3 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Estimated $7.8B settlement expected to be paid from $20 billion Trust BP has reached a settlement with the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), subject to final written agreement, to resolve the substantial majority of legitimate economic loss... Read More

Raw Anger Spills At Conference On BP Gulf Disaster
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Some raw anger at BP spilled out today at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Kennedy & Madonna LLP in Hurley... Read More

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of... Read More

Parties Debate Consolidation Of ERISA/Securities Actions Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several plaintiffs in ERISA class actions pending against BP have told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that consolidation with securities claims and transfer of their cases to the Southern District of Texas is inappropriate... Read More

Mississippi Fishermen File Class Action Seeking Damages From Massive BP Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ( Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

Where Does The BP Gulf Oil Spill Rank Among The World’s Worst?
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

The black crude keeps flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from an uncapped oil rig, the worst oil leak in U.S. history. On May 28, the chairman of BP upgraded the severity of the oil spill from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig... Read More