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Lawyers 'working around the clock' on cases against BP

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2010

Lanier AUSTIN, Texas - Litigation arising out of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will undoubtedly provide trial lawyers with countless cases and stacks of money in attorney fees.

Gulf Coast AGs seek coordinated state-federal response to BP spill

By Chris Rizo | May 7, 2010

Caldwell A bipartisan group of attorneys general from the five Gulf Coast states asked President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to help ensure a unified state-federal response to the oil spill spreading off their coastlines.

Congressman seeks GAO probe of asbestos trusts

By Chris Rizo | May 5, 2010

Smith U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, the leading Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, today asked the director of the Government Accountability Office to investigate the secrecy behind trusts created to pay asbestos-related claims against bankrupt companies.

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