What do the Toyota recall and the Gulf oil spill have in common? They both resulted in a rush to the courthouse! In fact, as reported by the National Law Journal on Law.com, one of the first lawyers to court on the oil spill case was Daniel Becnel Jr., who is also involved in Toyota’s unintended-acceleration litigation. Just as back in March when the Toyota issues broke, the Associated Press Reports that
Teams of lawyers from around the nation are mobilizing for a gargantuan legal battle over the massive Gulf Coast oil spill.
As reported on Bloomberg.com, the oil spill suit seeks class action status for shrimpers, fishermen, commercial boaters and anyone whose livelihood is dependent on the coastal waters imperiled by the spill. The defendants include BP, which holds the lease permitting drilling at the site of the accident, Transocean Ltd., which owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and Cameron International Corp.
© The Regents of the University of California, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.