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.
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.
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.
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.