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Pete Burns

Valdez Revisited

The judicial branch of government is the only forum the average citizen has to stand toe to toe with the corporate behemoths and get a fair shake. Not only are the litigants guaranteed a fair trial…

Clay Rossi

Big Oil Rigging the Game

What is a black swan? It’s not a new cell phone model or a chic new wine label or even a bird. Coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan, black swans are events which…

Dottie Perry

How Much is Too Much?

While it is undisputed that there are a continuing litany of errors associated with BP’s handling of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, there is one gross oversight no one seems to be…

Dottie Perry

Alabama State Bar Mopping up Oily Lawyers

Not very long after my last post, I received the following mass-email message from the Alabama State Bar:
Gulf Coast Oil Spill & Solicitation
The officers of the [Alabama] State Bar thought it…

Pete Mackey

Transco – Enjoying The Benefits Of Doing Business In The U.S. Without The Responsibilities

Self described as the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor, Transocean, Ltd. is headquartered in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Is it the clean mountain air, or perhaps the rosy cheeked…

Pete Burns

The BP oil spill demonstrates that caps are wrong

Transocean it will rely upon a law that makes the owner of a sunken vessel liable only for its value after the accident. Transocean says there was $27 million worth of oil being held on the rig when…

Pete Mackey

Oil Spill Blame – It's A Kid's Story

Mrs. America was bent out of shape – really pissed. She had let her kids go to the beach for lunch only because they promised to be careful and not leave a mess. They hadn’t left the beach five…

Dottie Perry

Oil Spill Producing Slick Lawyers

As a profession, we need to reevaluate our approach to the BP Oil Spill.
I heard a Gulf Shores, Alabama, business owner say this week that he had gotten over 30 phone calls from attorneys seeking…

Pete Mackey

BP – Hire Locally, Please

I have a house at Dauphin Island, a barrier island 30 miles south of Mobile, Alabama. My next door neighbor owns a charter fishing boat. During a regular summer week, the boat will be chartered five…

Troy Schwant

Oil Spill is about to hit the Gulf Coast, here is how you can help…

As the Gulf Coast is about to prepare for the worst unnatural disaster since the Exxon Valdez, the question I am asking myself, and Im sure many are asking themselves, is How can I help?
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