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Judge lifts Obama administration's ban on offshore drilling

By Michelle Massey | Jun 22, 2010

Obama NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The oil-drilling industry has won the initial battle against the Obama administration's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium.

Decision coming soon on federal drilling ban

By Michelle Massey | Jun 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - After hearing two hours of arguments on Monday, U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman said he will issue a ruling by Wednesday on whether the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium is illegal.

With substantial changes, La. contingency fee bill passes House

By Michelle Massey | Jun 19, 2010

Caldwell NEW ORLEANS -- After several hours late Friday evening in debate, the Louisiana House voted 71-23 to pass the Louisiana contingency fee bill, which authorizes the state to hire trial lawyers on a contingency fee basis.

Interior Dept. sued over BP's oil spill response plan

By Michelle Massey | Jun 16, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The Gulf Restoration Network and the Sierra Club have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior for approving BP's "grossly exaggerated" Oil Spill Response Plan.

Chemical concoction in urinals allegedly injures man

By Michelle Massey | Jun 11, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - An Orleans Parish man is suing the federal government for injuries he says he suffered because of chemicals used to clean a public restroom.

Federal government sued over BP spill

By Michelle Massey | May 24, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network are accusing the Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service of contributing to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by waiving safety regulations for oil explorations.

La. pension fund sues BP

By Michelle Massey | May 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - BP shareholders have filed a lawsuit accusing the company of choosing to maximize output at BP's production facilities instead of complying with safety regulations.

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