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  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »
  • Lady Gaga, producer withdraw dueling NY lawsuits

    September 10, 2010 10:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - They may have had a bad romance, but now there's a cordial professional split between Lady Gaga and a music producer who said she ditched him as both a collaborator and a boyfriend after he helped launch her career. Court papers filed this week show the... more »
  • Republican Senator Says he Backs Birther Lawsuits

    July 12, 2010 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what... more »
  • LA Attorney General Asking to Boost His Budget For Lawsuits Over Oil Spill

    May 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to boost his budget by $27 million over two years and to broaden his authority to hire outside attorneys so he can prepare for a lawsuit over the Gulf oil spill. Caldwell has yet to say who... more »
  • Attorney Seeks Consolidation of 100+ Oil Lawsuits

    May 19, 2010 10:41 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - An attorney is asking a federal judicial panel to quickly consolidate more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies responsible for the massive Gulf oil spill. Louisiana lawyer Daniel Becnel says legal chaos could break out in five Gulf Coast states if the lawsuits aren't... more »
  • Lawyers: Chinese drywall makers may ignore suits

    September 28, 2009 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers representing homeowners and homebuilders that used drywall suspected of causing corrosion and possible health risks say they expect Chinese manufacturers to ignore hundreds of lawsuits filed against them. So, who's going to be on the hook for any court-ordered damages? That's the pivotal question for... more »

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