Friday, June 25, 2010

OIL SPILL - The Legal "Fun" Starts

"Gulf Coast Attorneys File RICO Class Action Lawsuits Against BP" by Brendan DeMelle, Huffington Post 6/24/2010


Gulf Coast law firms Levin Papantonio, Eastland Law and others have begun filing a series of civil RICO actions in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama to hold BP accountable for the false assurances it gave the American people that it could handle a worst-case scenario deepwater oil spill. The suits allege that BP committed mail fraud, wire fraud and potentially other RICO predicate act violations when the company sought permits from the federal government for deepwater offshore drilling, knowing that it did not possess the technical expertise or equipment necessary to respond to an emergency such as the ongoing Deepwater disaster.

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