More than 100 lawyers who are suing BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have applied for coveted places on the committee that will lead the multidistrict litigation, citing either the extensive work they've already done or the unique role they would fill as the representative of a specific group of alleged victims. The plaintiffs' steering committee will conduct discovery, decide which motions to file and pocket the largest attorney fees in what stands to become one of the largest mass torts in history.
Scores of Lawyers Apply for Lead Counsel in BP Litigation
The National Law Journal
September 29, 2010