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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Roles in MDL

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who is presiding over the consolidated federal BP oil spill litigation, has appointed 19 attorneys to serve in leadership roles in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL). The BP oil spill lawyers will perform actions during pretrial proceedings that will benefit all plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit in federal court over damages caused by the massive Gulf Coast spill.  …

Report Warns of Possible Long-term Side Effects of Oil Spill

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Scientists are warning that residents of the Gulf Coast may suffer long-term health effects, including respiratory problems, cancer, skin ailments and mental health problems as a side effect of the BP oil spill, but they admit that no one knows for certain what the extent of the environmental catastrophe’s health impact will really be. …

BP Oil Spill Lawsuits Centralized in New Orleans

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided that all federal lawsuits over the BP oil spill, which range from economic loss claims to wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the massive three-month spill, should be consolidated for pretrial litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  …

Risk of Gulf Oil Spill Health Problems Have CDC on Alert

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Federal health officials are on alert for potential health problems that could arise from the massive British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, following reports that some clean up workers and fishermen have fallen ill. …