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The Obama administration said that it would require significantly more environmental review before approving new offshore drilling permits, ending a practice in which government regulators essentially rubber-stamped potentially hazardous deepwater projects like BP’s out-of-control well.
The more stringent environmental reviews are part of a wave of new regulation and legislation that promises to fundamentally remake an industry that has operated hand-in-glove with its government overseers for decades.
SeegerWeiss.com – May 3, 2010: Seeger Weiss announces investigation of BP Gulf Oil Spill
National Law Journal – May 6, 2010: Defense lawyers line up, plaintiffs’ lawyers team up on oil spill cases
Associated Press – May 4, 2010: Owner of sunken oil platform had safety concerns
Business Week – May 4, 2010: Florida governor: Lawsuit against BP PLC possible
Business Week – April 30, 2010: Miss. seafood operator files oil spill lawsuit
Reuters – April 30, 2010: US Gulf oil spill set to trigger lawsuit floodFree Case Evaluation
On the heels of what could be the largest class action settlement in US history regarding the Volkswagen emission scandal, Mercedes-Benz US and its parent company, German automaker Daimler, are now under [...]July 1, 2016 By: Seeger Weiss read more
June 28, 2016–A proposed settlement of the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation has been filed in the Northern District of California, where the federal multidistrict litigation is [...]June 29, 2016 By: Seeger Weiss read more