Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected pleas from the federal government and 15 states to separate their suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill from private civil suits.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has fired the two plaintiffs' firms handling the state's lawsuit against oil giant BP and has named himself lead counsel, according to reports.
Alabama Attorney General Troy King
King BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King's lawsuit against oil giant BP could hurt the state, according to an editorial published in one of the state's newspapers Monday.
Abbott AUSTIN(Legal Newsline)-A group of five state attorneys general, including Texas AG Greg Abbott, have formed the bipartisan Gulf States Coalition to coordinate their legal efforts to the increasing oil spill spreading off their coastlines.