Environmental Litigation

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Lawyers Float New Contract Idea in Louisiana Suit

April 10, 2014 | Insights

The lawyers who were hired by a Louisiana board are offering to amend their contingency-fee contract. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

ExxonMobil Windfall Proving Too Tempting for NH Lawmakers?

April 04, 2014 | Insights

What happens when money from a so-called environmental clean-up lawsuit goes toward everything other than helping the environment? Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, New Hampshire

In the News Today - March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 | Insights

After a judge found that a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian verdict was won through "corrupt means" by the plaintiffs' team, Chevron wants the lead lawyer in the case to pay $32 million, a portion of its legal tab. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Environmental Litigation

Improper Gulf Oil Spill Payments Undermine Integrity of Justice System

Author: Harold Kim | March 19, 2014 | Insights

If businesses see that the courts effectively sanction a settlement process that undermines good faith and games the system, then the BP settlement experiment will be a failure, and case-by-case litigation may be the only practical path. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Environmental Litigation

In the News Today - March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 | Insights

BP is petitioning the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's decision that proof of causation isn't required under the terms of the gulf oil spill settlement. Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Environmental Litigation, Medical Liability, New York

Another Plaintiff Fraud Exposed

March 10, 2014 | Insights

A California appeals court upheld a decision that vacated a $3.3 million verdict against Dole, upholding a lower court's finding of "deliberate and egregious misconduct" by the plaintiffs. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Judgment Enforcement

In the News Today - March 5, 2014

March 05, 2014 | Insights

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a securities case on what constitutes a false statement in securities fraud litigation, specifically when a company believes its statement to be true at the time. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Securities Litigation Reform

Judge Calls Ecuadorian Ruling Corrupt

March 04, 2014 | Insights

Chevron says a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian verdict against it was racked with fraud, and, on Tuesday, a judge agreed. Read More »

Tags: International Judiciary Impact, Environmental Litigation

In the News Today - February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 | Insights

The oil and gas industry has invested more than $60 billion in south Louisiana, but the state's legal environment is "preventing us from doing all the things that we could do," Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Vice President Gifford Briggs said. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Louisiana

In the News Today - February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 | Insights

Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lawsuit Lending, Securities Litigation Reform, Louisiana, Tennessee

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