WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in [more]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight local chambers of commerce have filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, stating that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not represent their interests in the U.S. Chamber’s amicus filing in a Supreme Court case related to the BP oil disaster. On Sept. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief on behalf [more]
By Charlie Thomas, originally published on BikeLaw's Cambio Corsa blog. As a bicycle accident attorney, I often find myself in conversations with bicyclists about whether riding under the influence is legal. This topic has recently gained steam, especially with the introduction of more bicycle lanes in urban areas (connecting residences to watering holes) and [more]
BP has spent much of this year working to convince federal courts in New Orleans that a flawed interpretation of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement deal has allowed millions of dollars in payments to go to what it says are undeserving businesses. It's been an uphill battle for the British oil giant, which has lost several rulings on [more]
A 52-year-old male cyclist was killed Thursday afternoon after being struck and run over by a turning tractor-trailer truck near the intersection of St. Claude and Elysian Fields avenues in the Marigny. New Orleans police said the incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not identified, pending notification of relatives. The truck driver, identified [more]
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was whacked with a staggering $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the widow of a chain smoker killed by lung cancer in 1996. A Pensacola jury also awarded Cynthia Robinson another $16.8 million in compensatory damages Friday, following a four-week trial that left a top Reynolds executive burning mad. “This verdict goes far [more]
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