Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oil spill, one year later - Updated

It's been a year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill, so here are a couple of links on interesting news: The TortsProf blog is reporting that Terrebonne Parrish, located on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, is filing suit against BP and other companies for damages related to the Deepwater Horizon spill. Go here for more details by The Tri-Parish Times. The New York Times has the story (here) of Gulf Coast residents trying to navigate the claims process following the BP oil spill. A number of families say the involvement of different law firms and attorneys has made the process even more complicated and confusing. (Thanks to the Blog of the Legal Times for the link.) Meanwhile, the PopTort blog has links to several articles on the current situation in the Gulf here. UPDATE (4/20/11): Here is a story from the Wall Street Journal law blog.

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