Spilled Law

For these spill victims, legalese is just one language barrier

Crabber Dung Tran, một di dân người Việt, says the Gulf oil spill destroyed 300 of his crab traps and diminished the harvest. By Emily Pickrell December 2, 2012 Chauvin, Các. – Ngay cả luật sư và kế toán poring qua Vịnh 1.200 trang giải quyết vụ tràn dầu đôi khi phàn nàn về việc giải mã những ý định trong ngôn ngữ pháp lý của nó, và Việt [...]

Nó không chỉ tiền Fears Chặn truy cập đến trợ giúp pháp lý; Luật sư Distrust lớn lên

Posted Dec 1, 2012 2:20 AM CST By Rachel M. Zahorsky The fear of possibly unaffordable legal fees is paralyzing access to legal aid for a growing number of moderate-income Americans, as we reported in “Biloxi Blues” in last month’s ABA Journal. And while would-be clients, courts and lawyers struggle to find cost structures that [...]

Mississippi To Get 335-Million From BP Criminal Settlement

By Jeffrey Hess | Công bố 16 Nov 2012 06:02pm Hundreds of Millions of new dollars are headed to the Mississippi Gulf coast now that oil company BP has settled its criminal charges with the federal government. Nhưng, as MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports, this settlement is not the end of the financial penalties the company could [...]

Judge to hear arguments Thursday on fairness of oil spill settlement

David Hammer / Eyewitness News Email: dhammer@wwltv.com | Twitter: @davidhammerWWL NEW ORLEANSA federal judge in New Orleans is holding a hearing Thursday to decide whether BP’s settlement with thousands of oil spill claimants is fair. And billions of dollars are at stake – both for the claimants and their lawyers. A committee of [...]

Exxon Valdez could affect settlement on BP oil spill

Posted on September 15, 2012 tại 4:24 pm by Emily Pickrell in Accidents, General, Gulf Oil Disaster As a federal judge prepares to rule on a proposed settlement related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, attorneys were in his New Orleans courtroom Friday arguing over how to apply a law passed in response to [...]

Coalition criticizes BP settlement plan

22nd October 2012 By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Go Fish represents fisher folk from across the Gulf Coast and has been advocating for a just settlement for the 2010 BP oil disaster. On October 15, the Go Fish Coalition released a critical analysis of the Seafood Compensation Program (SCP). The SCP outlines the settlement terms [...]

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