Environmental Litigation News
May 31, 2012
Wall Street Journal | May 31, 2012
Lawyers representing residents of an Amazon rain forest filed a lawsuit in Canada to seize assets there belonging to Chevron Corp. as part of their effort to collect an $18.2 billion judgment they won in Ecuador in a pollution case.
Washington Post | May 31, 2012
Brazilian prosecutors said Wednesday that they asked a court to force oil company Shell and the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, to immediately pay $500 million into a compensation fund for hundreds of workers who may have been contaminated at an agricultural chemicals plant.
May 30, 2012
Belleville News-Democrat | May 30, 2012
Oh, those class-action lawsuits. It seems that about all they accomplish is to make the plaintiff attorneys who file them rich.
May 29, 2012
Wall Street Journal | May 29, 2012
Chevron stockholders will vote Wednesday on a proposal by New York's state retirement fund to put an environmental expert on the company's board.
May 22, 2012
Monroe News-Star | May 22, 2012
A compromise between the oil and gas industry and landowners who want energy production pollution cleaned up on their property is headed to the House for consideration.
Thomson Reuters | May 22, 2012
BP appears to be well on its way to concluding an estimated $7.8 billion settlement that will resolve most of its civil liability from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But a potential landmine lurks in the settlement documents, and if disaster strikes the company will be able to invoke a little-noticed provision that allows it to walk away from the deal.
Tags: Environmental Litigation
May 18, 2012
New Orleans Times-Picayune | May 18, 2012
With the clock winding down on an acrimonious legislative session, lawmakers appear to have settled on a new framework for environmental damage lawsuits that landowners file against energy companies that once leased their property.
May 17, 2012
Fox 8 News | May 17, 2012
Aides to Governor Bobby Jindal say a compromise has been reached by the Department of Natural Resources, landowners, oil and gas industry representatives and key legislators involved in solving the legacy lawsuit issue.
May 16, 2012
The Hayride | May 16, 2012
An investigative branch of the conservative national think tank the Heritage Foundation issued a damaging report this week – which was also picked up on Washington Times 24/7 – putting the national spotlight back on Louisiana’s legacy lawsuit crisis.
Daily Advertiser | May 16, 2012
Unfortunately the recent editorial, "Dump both legacy lawsuit bills" (May 11), does not reflect the reality that if our state leaders fail to address the legacy lawsuit crisis this Legislative session, the environmental cleanup of damaged properties will continue to languish, as they have for years, while a small group of politically-connected plaintiffs' attorneys will continue to get rich off the current system.
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