New Orleans Selected as Location for Upcoming Oil Spill Litigation!
Posted on Aug 10, 2010 in BP Oil Spill, Local Issues, National Issues
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reached a consensus that the slew of upcoming Oil Spill Litigation Cases will be tried in federal court in New Orleans before Judge Carl J. Barbier.
Early speculation following the Oil Spill indicated that the primary locations for the eventual litigation were either going to be Houston: Oil Company Headquarters or Louisiana: the State most immediately impacted by the Oil Spill. This marks a small victory for Louisiana and the victims of the Oil Spill after months of uncertainty as the time-consuming and costly prospect of traveling far from their homes to participate in litigation cases has now been eliminated.
Additionally, the upcoming caseload is expected to drive an economic influx to New Orleans and the surrounding affected region.
This announcement serves as a reminder that now is the time to determine your options and entitlements and set in motion the process of filing your claims against BP. If you or a loved one have been affected by the Oil Spill, time is of the essence to ensure that you take the actions necessary to ensure that you receive the compensation you are due.
Contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to set up a consultation and discuss how we can advocate for you.