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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

LDF Applauds Confirmation Of James E. Graves Jr. To 5th Circuit
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) said it applauds the U.S. Senate's vote Feb. 14 to confirm James E. Graves Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit is the federal appellate... Read More

Louisiana Fishermen, Others File Class Action Lawsuit Over BP Oil Spill
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS — The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group has announced that Louisiana shrimpers, fishermen, charter boat captains, and seafood processing companies on May 4 filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other Louisiana residents... Read More

Mixed Results Shown From Dispersants In BP Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water's surface, but the chemicals lingered underwater, raising concerns about long-term problems... Read More

Scalia's Pro-Tobacco Order Tossed By Supreme Court
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia exercised a rarely used power last fall to let Philip Morris USA and three other big tobacco companies delay making multimillion-dollar payments for a program to help people quit smoking. Scalia... Read More

Makers Of FEMA Mobile Homes Near Class Action Settlement
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous... Read More

Day Of Remembrance: 1 Year After Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters on Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in quiet prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful... Read More

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $258M To Louisiana
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OPELOUSAS, La. - (AP) A Louisiana jury says health products maker Johnson & Johnson owes the state nearly $258 million for misleading doctors about the possible side effects of one of its anti-psychotic medications. Full version available to lexis... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Coming Under Fire
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensation fund would take care of victims "as quickly, as fairly and as transparently as possible... Read More

Scalia Gives Big Tobacco $270 Million Reprieve
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has temporarily blocked a state court order requiring tobacco companies to pay $270 million for a smoking cessation program in Louisiana. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Oil Spill Claims Czar: Gulf Will Recover In 3 Years
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from BP's oil spill within three years, and all settlement offers to victims who lost revenue from the disaster will be based on that assessment, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation... Read More

Special Master Sought To Oversee Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year's Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the claims process. They said in court papers Monday that administrator Kenneth Feinberg has been... Read More

Family Of La. Man Killed By Cop To Get $125K
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOMER, La. - (AP) A $125,000 settlement has been approved for the family of a 73-year-old black man shot and killed by a white policeman in a small Louisiana town. The Times of Shreveport reports that Monday night's vote by the Homer Board of Selectmen... Read More