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Winning Mass Tort Litigation Cases

The number of mass tort litigation filings, specifically major mass tort litigation filings, has decreased over the past several years. There are a few cases that may help explain why this is happening. Product Liability Suits Involving Medical Devices In 2008, Riegel v. Medtronics, Inc. barred product liability suits involving medical devices if they had received full FDA review. Many …

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Public Comment Being Taken on Spending BP Settlement

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged the Gulf Coast, and has so far cost BP $61.2 billion. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration council, a government council, has been granted $5.2 billion dollars in BP oil spill settlement funds, and they are now seeking public input from you on how that money should be spent. Many Ways to Put Settlement …

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What is Mass Tort Litigation?

Consider commercials you may often see that feature a law firm urging you to sign up as soon as possible for a claim against a faulty product, a misleading service, or related damaging circumstances. This kind of case is a mass tort. Mass Torts versus Class Actions Not all mass torts are class actions. Toxic tort cases against polluters and …

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BP Oil Spill Shareholder Settlement and Other Legal Woes

BP PLC has reached a settlement agreement with many shareholders over financial losses tied to the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Though investors had asked for as much as $2.5 billion in damages in the past, the final amount that BP has agreed to pay is $175 million. The agreement has forestalled a trial previously scheduled …

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Deepwater Horizon to Hit Theaters Later This Month

Did you know there’s a movie coming out later this month chronicling the events and aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill? Will You Watch Deepwater Horizon? Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell, is based upon the 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. You can …

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Fishing Industry Hardships Following 2010 BP Oil Spill

Following the BP oil disaster in 2010 the Gulf Coast fishing industry lost upwards of $1.6 billion in revenue, and thousands of fishing-related jobs. 2010 BP Oil Spill Cost The Fishing Industry Dearly Between 2009 and 2010 seafood landings and dockside revenue dropped dramatically in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. Fishery closures spiked in late 2010 across the entire …

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Halliburton and Transocean BP Oil Spill Settlements

Halliburton and Transocean will settle claims for damages arising from their roles in the 2010 BP oil spill. Two new settlements were recently announced totaling close to $1.24 billion. The 2010 BP Oil Spill Disaster The 2010 BP oil spill disaster killed 11 men, injured many more, and released 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. As …

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BP Oil Spill Justice

Deepwater Horizon Payouts Will Continue as Necessary

BP has been hit with a considerable number of lawsuits over the last few weeks, and there are more to come. Rewind to 2010 when the foreign oil giant was ordered to pay a $20 billion judgment. This money was slated for cleanup in the Gulf, but BP’s financial obligations are far from over. BP is Still in the Cross …

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BP Oil Spill Justice

When Federal Judges Make Friends with Big Oil

A federal judge on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals believes BP has been victimized by being forced to pay for damages caused by their 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Judge Edith Clement sits on the board of the Foundation for Research into Economics and the Environment (FREE), an anti-regulation think tank funded by the petrochemical industry. …

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Bayer GM Rice Litigation

Rice Farmers Receive Bayer Crop Science Payment More than 2,500 Hare Wynn rice farmer-clients will soon receive payments as a result of a historic $750 million settlement in a lawsuit against Bayer Cropscience. The lawsuits that prompted the eventual settlement were filed as a result of the corruption of farmers’ crops by a genetically engineered strain of rice produced by …

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