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First Amendment Issues Dominate Supreme Court Docket

PHILADELPHIA - It will be another banner term for First Amendment issues when the U.S. Supreme Court convenes Oct. 4, according to panelists at the Supreme Court Preview at the National Constitution Center here. "Last term was a fairly impressive...

Gregg Lawson
Panel: How Kagan Will Affect Supreme Court Hard To Judge

PHILADELPHIA - New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may well be more moderate than retired Justice John Paul Stevens, and the court may miss Steven's leadership, panelists at the Sept. 20 Supreme Court Preview at the National Constitution Center...

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Houston Law Firm Files Mass Injury Lawsuit Against BP Over Texas City Benzene Release

GALVESTON, Texas - The Vujasinovic & Beckcom law firm of Houston on Sept. 14 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on behalf of 120 people who were exposed to benzene that was released from British Petroleum's...

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Oil, Gas Trade Groups Join Defendants In NEPA Exclusion Suit

MOBILE, Ala. - Oil and gas trade associations who stand to lose drilling rights have been allowed to intervene as defendants in an environmental group's effort to halt drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico under an exclusion to the National Environmental...

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BP Spill Class Action Alleges Profiteering, Seeks Punitive Damages

NEW ORLEANS - A group of fishermen, property owners, business owners, and wage earners from five states on Aug. 20 filed a nationwide class action for punitive damages in the BP oil spill ( Corliss Gallo, et al. v. BP , No. 2:10-cv-02795, E.D. La.). ...

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Lake Pontchartrain Property Owner Seeks Damages From BP, Affiliates

NEW ORLEANS - A property owner along Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Aug. 17 sued BP, its affiliates and others involved in the drilling for damage to his land ( Russell Avocato v. BP, et al. , No. 2:10-cv-02770, E.D. La.). Filed in the U.S. District...