Skip to comments.New Orleans is selected as site for oil spill litigation
Posted on 08/10/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT by trumandogz
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation agreed to consolidate the litigation over the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in federal court in New Orleans before Judge Carl J. Barbier.
"Upon careful consideration, we have settled upon the Eastern District of Louisiana as the most appropriate district for this litigation. Without discounting the spill's effects on other states, if there is a geographic and psychological 'center of gravity' in this docket, then the Eastern District of Louisiana is closest to it," the panel ruled.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
There’s corruption in New Orleans?
I’m SHOCKED! < /sarc >
A good development in that Orleans Parish juries will be hearing the cases and the plaintiffs will not have to travel far for the trials.
Democrat lawyers don’t call it “The Bank” for nothing.
What’s good for trial lawyers is good for the DNC:
“Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn, both 39, have donated $3 million to Democratic candidates this campaign cycle.”
Years ago, the majority of the top 20 donors in the state of Texas were all trial lawyers (including the late billionaire John O’Quinn) who gave exclusively to the Democrats.
... and that's just the lawyers!
The biggest losses won’t be from the oil leak, but from Barry Salazar shutting down the Gulf oil industry. I’d love to see the feds sued for that.
I don't know if it will ever be resolved. Just look at the Pigford case that involved SHERROD. Even though it was 'settled', it is still ongoing and has had more money thrown into the pile for distribution to anyone who is Black, or African-American (whatever that means), and 'claims' to be a farmer, or to have been one, or to have known one.
Yes. A lot of money will be changing hands, greasing palms, laundered through this case and then donated back to the Politicians(lawyers) who picked the location and the judge. The Judge is probably already rubbing his hands together in anticipation of the new 'cash flow'.
LOL NO corruption there! Oh, and I’m SURE they’ll be able to find a totally impartial jury pool as well....
Lawyers lining up to feed off the carcass of BP.