GULFPORT, Miss. – Apparently there were two messes in need of cleanup following the Deepwater Horizon disaster – the oil, of course, and the subsequent allegations of fraud against plaintiff’s attorneys who sought to sign victims up in mass.
The Jurisprudence of Civil Asset Forfeiture by MARK PULLIAM|Leave a Comment 3 Hand grabbing money bag The seizure by the state of assets connected to crime is a controversial subject. Asset forfeiture’s proponents—mainly law-enforcement agencies—view it as essential to fighting crime (especially the drug trade), because it deprives wrongdoers of the fruits of their illicit activities.
BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm is seeking to investigate the merits of a potential benzene lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco. Through PU attorney Keith Hyde, Betty Vera filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Manuel Vera Jr. on May 20 in Jefferson County District Court.
An intense legal battle is being fought between several states’ Democratic attorneys general and Exxon over an attempt to investigate allegations ExxonMobil was complicit or responsible for fraudulently alleging to be unaware of the ramifications of climate change.