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Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Prolific campaign donor Beasley Allen law firm granted several state contracts, deputized by Alabama AG in Deepwater Horizon case

Jere Beasley, founding partner of Beasley Allen.

Alabama Attorney General goes against earlier actions, brings back private attorneys to assist in Deepwater Horizon litigation

Seal of the Attorney General of Alabama.

The Curious Buddy System Of Louisiana AG Caldwell

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Strange moves to intervene in Barbier's rejection of claims

Strange NEW ORLEANS – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who displaced Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell as Louisiana's lawyer in Deepwater Horizon litigation, aims to take charge of an appeal that Louisiana parishes filed.

Feinberg's lawyers respond again to GCCF critics; claim Barbier has no authority over process

Pitofsky Attorneys for Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg have filed a second formal response to critics in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

WSJ reports death settlements in BP oil spill start at $8 million

Feinberg The Wall Street Journal issued a report stating that settlements with families of workers who were killed in the Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion are in the $8 to $9 million range.

LSU law chancellor will pick GCCF appeals judges

Weiss Kenneth Feinberg has appointed Louisiana State University law professor Jack Weiss to pick a group of judges who will hear "limited appeals" on claims denied by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Alabama AG says GCCF forcing claimants to beg for 'handouts'

Strange Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said his state "has reached a boiling point" in a letter we wrote to Kenneth Feinberg criticizing the Gulf Coast Claim Facility.

Barbier order clarifies filing options for government entities

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a pre-trial order Wednesday rewording language defining the pleading bundle for government entities in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

State and local governments claim economic hardship over Obama's drilling moratorium

Strange NEW ORLEANS – States and local governments blaming oil company BP for damage from the Deepwater Horizon explosion now blame BP for damage from the drilling moratorium President Obama imposed after the explosion.

Plaintiffs reassure state governments and municipalities of their sovereignty in BP MDL

Strange Speaking at a Feb. 25 status conference for the multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding the BP oil spill, plaintiff attorneys sought to reassure states and municipalities of their sovereignty when it comes to filing claims.

Barbier issues order reaffirming states rights to choose counsel in BP litigation

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday reaffirming the rights of states in pursuing litigation against BP for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.

Barbier clarifies pre-trial order coordinating government claims

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier clarified a pre-trial order meant to coordinate state and federal government counsel during a status conference for the BP multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Barbier says no to separating state and federal government claims from private suits

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected pleas from the federal government and 15 states to separate their suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill from private civil suits.

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

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.