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Legal Experts See 'Federal Overreach' in Attempted Prosecution of Former BP Rig Engineer

March 01, 2016 | Insights

After a five year legal ordeal, former BP rig engineer Robert Kaluza was found not guilty on charges of violating the Clean Water Act stemming from the Gulf oil spill. If convicted, Kaluza could have faced a year in prison. Read More »

In The News Today - November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court has provided a "friendly ear to business concerns," especially in the area of class actions, according to National Law Journal writers Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle. Read More »

Author: Bryan Quigley | September 23, 2014 | Insights

"If there are any doubts that mass torts are often the breeding ground for mass fraud, veteran journalist Paul Barrett's new book Law of the Jungle should put them to rest." Read More »

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 »

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 »

'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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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