Environmental Litigation

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Judge Dissolves 'Stay' on BP Oil Spill Settlement Payouts--Company Asks SCOTUS to Reimpose Stay

May 29, 2014 | Insights

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected BP's bid to stop questionable payouts from the Gulf Oil Spill settlement - and this week, the Court denied BP's request to maintain the hold on payments while the company appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation

In the News Today - May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 | Insights

The Louisiana Senate approved legislation, "prohibiting the hiring of attorneys on a contingency fee basis and requiring the attorney general to get approval of the Legislature or the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget before he can hire attorneys." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

'Legacy Lawsuit' Bill Heads to Louisiana Governor's Desk

May 21, 2014 | Insights

Last week, we posted about the Louisiana House of Representative's passage of much-needed "legacy lawsuit" legislation. We are pleased to report that the Louisiana Senate yesterday voted 21-12 to pass the legislation, which now heads to Governor Bobby Jindal for his signature. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

Louisiana House Passes "Legacy Lawsuits" Reform Bill

May 16, 2014 | Insights

The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reports that the Louisiana House of Representatives passed legislation that, "would clarify procedures and would generate more environmental cleanup - prior to costly litigation - of long ago oil and gas activities." Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Louisiana

In the News Today - May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014 | Insights

Law360 reports on Senator Jeff Flake's (R-AZ) introduction of the FACT Act in the U.S. Senate, and features a statement from ILR President, Lisa A. Rickard. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Asbestos, Louisiana

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

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