This time, plaintiffs lawyers filing an oil spill lawsuit against BP PLC decided to just bypass the federal trial court in New Orleans with its raft of conflicted-out judges. Instead, the team of seven firms filed a securities fraud class action in the Western District of Louisiana on Monday.

The class action is before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty in Lafayette, La. “From what we understand, she has no conflict,” said Daniel Becnel Jr. of the Becnel Law Firm in Reserve, La., one of several lawyers bringing the case.

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