More than 70 lawsuits have already been filed -- and more are in the pipeline -- in a gusher of litigation over the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster. If 200-some plaintiffs lawyers have their way, the bulk of those lawsuits will be consolidated. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation received a motion to combine the claims into a single multidistrict case in New Orleans, and a joint prosecution agreement is circulating among plaintiffs lawyers. Meanwhile, defense firms are lining up for battle.
Defense Lawyers Line Up, Plaintiffs Lawyers Team Up on Oil Spill Cases
The National Law Journal
May 7, 2010