As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Vice News, Foxnews, and elsewhere across the media, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has granted final approval to a settlement estimated at $20 billion over the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Many observers felt Judge Barbier had prefigured the settlement in an earlier case ruling where he noted that BP had been “grossly negligent” with respect to the rig explosion that killed 11 and spilled 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf. [Read more…]
The Daily Journal recently named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its list of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2015. In announcing the award, the Daily Journal editors stated, “We selected just 25 California plaintiff lawyers to honor. We could have honored more but, in our opinion, these are the ones who consistently force broad change in the law, industry and society.” Read more at www.dailyjournal.com (subscription required).