In the News Today - October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016
  • Lawsuits Against Oil Industry Harms Residents: Kevin Romero, chairman of the board for the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, comments on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ “insistence that each parish must sue” the oil and gas industry noting that Gov. Edwards “is asking all of us to turn our backs on the industry that helped found our communities, which still powers and employs us today.” (The Daily Advertiser, LA)

 

  • Worlds 1st Publicly Traded Law Firm Faces Class Action: Slater and Gordon Limited, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, “was hit [yesterday] with a massive shareholder class action alleging the firm deceived investors and lost them more than $2 billion through various missteps, including the acquisition of a professional services firm,” according to a Law360 article. (Law360