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  • Congress moves to lift oil spill liability cap Tuesday, August 3, 2010 � by scott

    Late last week the House of Representatives voted to lift the $75 million liability cap on oil spills we told you about earlier, part of the deal that in effect had consumers funding clean ups of Big Oil’s mistakes

  • Legal actions relating to Gulf oil disaster about to begin Wednesday, July 28, 2010 � by jg

    Los Angeles Times: A federal panel in Boise will decide where cases will be heard and what judges will hear them, with at least 250 class action suits expected.

  • Oil industry among “most subsidized” businesses Tuesday, July 6, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: While the petroleum industry is fighting paying the cost of cleaning up the Gulf oil catastrophe, the industry has benefited from “tax breaks available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process.”

  • “5 ways the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shills for BP” Thursday, July 1, 2010 � by jg

    Mother Jones: The Chamber is opposed to a ban on deepwater drilling, lobbied against a bill that would allow victims of the gulf explosion to sure for damages, and opposes lifting the cap on BP’s liability for damages caused by the gulf catastrophe.

  • Law professor: “A new model for mass torts?” Friday, June 25, 2010 � by jg

    Huffington Post: University of Texas law professor Charles M. Silver thinks the compensation funds for victims of 9/11 and the gulf oil catastrophe are fine, but wonders how much further such an approach should extend.

  • The civil justice system and holding corporate wrongdoers accountable Wednesday, June 23, 2010 � by jg

    “Limiting the legal and financial responsibility of corporate wrongdoers is a bad idea in the best of times. But in times like these–when corporate malfeasance is waxing and government oversight is waning–it is almost unthinkable.”

  • BP: look at the good things the gulf oil catastrophe has brought! Tuesday, June 22, 2010 � by jg

    BP’s online magazine points out how Gulf businesses are booming thanks to the oil catastrophe…well, except for those fishing boats…