Lawyers flock to Gulf Coast for oil spill lawsuits

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    Lawyers flock to Gulf Coast for oil spill lawsuits

    May 1, 1:37 PM (ET)

    By CURT ANDERSON and THOMAS WATKINS

    MIAMI (AP) - Teams of lawyers from around the nation are mobilizing for a gargantuan legal battle over the massive Gulf Coast oil spill, filing multiple lawsuits in recent days that together could dwarf the half-billion dollars awarded in the Exxon Valdez disaster two decades ago.

    If the oil slick fouls popular beaches, ruins fisheries and disrupts traffic on the Mississippi River, attorneys say there could be hundreds of thousands of plaintiffs from Texas to Florida seeking monetary damages from oil producer BP PLC (BP.) and other companies that ran the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

    At least 26 federal lawsuits have been filed since the spill by commercial fishermen, charter boat captains, resort management companies and individual property owners in Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Many of the suits claim the disaster was caused when workers for oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. improperly capped a well - a process known as cementing. Halliburton denied that. Investigators are still looking into the cause.

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    Did we really need another thread about this?
     
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    Do I need to look up the last thread you began and spank you?
     
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    Go for it, stupid premise poster.

    I don't start threads based on "current events" I start them based on what I'm thinking about. If a "current event" subject interests me I post in THAT thread, not start a new 1. So yes, please, make a jackass out of yourself AGAIN. I can't wait.
     
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    Can I start a "USMB Gayest Avatar Poll?"

    Or maybe "Spit or Swallow," would be more entertaining?

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    I smell a conspiracy.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're gonna need to be more specific for this crowd.


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