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In the News Today - February 5, 2018

February 05, 2018 | News and Blog

Climate Change Could Swamp Your Muni-Bond Portfolio; DOJ Limitation On Agency Guidance Levels Playing Field Read More »

In the News Today - January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 | News and Blog

WSJ Op-ed Challenges N.Y. Mayor on Environmental Lawsuits; Expert Ups Suggested Fee Cap In NFL Concussion Deal Read More »

Ecuadorian Attorney Who Helped Lead Anti-Chevron Litigation Suspended by Amazon Defense Front

August 01, 2016 | News and Blog

An Ecuadorian attorney who won a CNN Hero award for litigation against Chevron (which resulted in a judgment that a U.S. judge later ruled was obtained "through "fraud and bribery" has been suspended by his client, the Amazon Defense Front. Read More »

In the News Today - June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 | News and Blog

Louisiana's oil and gas industry has become a target for an increasing amount of litigation over coastal erosion claims, said Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs. Read More »

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

March 01, 2016 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 »

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

May 29, 2014 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 »

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