The federal judge overseeing the massive BP oil spill multi-district litigation has appointed a core group of plaintiffs’ lawyers to lead roles in the litigation.
BP squared off against a squad of lawyers representing thousands of victims suffering from the oil company’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill during a hearing in a Boise courtroom on July 29.
A bill that would amend the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to increase possible compensation for families of workers who die in oil rig explosions has passed the House.
WASHINGTON – At a congressional hearing attended by the CEOs of the top five oil companies, Rep. Edward Markey, chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, urged lawmakers to lift the liability cap for damages arising from oil disasters like the ongoing spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
There is growing concern in Louisiana that out-of-state attorneys are improperly soliciting workers who were on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig when it exploded on April 20 and fishermen who are working to contain the resulting leak.
As coastal businesses and governments brace for the full effects of the massive petroleum spill off the Gulf Coast, the legal landscape for those seeking civil damages from oil company BP may be as slippery as the oil slick itself.