May 01, 2010

The Muster of the Vultures

Lawyers flock to Gulf Coast for oil spill lawsuits:

MIAMI Teams of lawyers from around the nation are mobilizing for a gargantuan legal battle over the massive Gulf Coast oil spill, filing multiple lawsuits in recent days that together could dwarf the half-billion dollars awarded in the Exxon Valdez disaster two decades ago.

If the oil slick fouls popular beaches, ruins fisheries and disrupts traffic on the Mississippi River, attorneys say there could be hundreds of thousands of plaintiffs from Texas to Florida seeking monetary damages from oil producer BP PLC and other companies that ran the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Golden Goose? Meet Ginsu Knife!

Ya know, I'm sorry for all the folks whose livelihoods have been and are being disrupted by the big oil spill, but I gotta tell ya that not many of the kind of ambulance-chasers converging on the scene really give a flying rat's patootie about Joe Shrimper.

How's that contingency fee working out for you, boys and girls?

Posted by Robert at May 1, 2010 09:30 PM | TrackBack