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BP seeks Houston judge and courtroom for oil spill lawsuits

With Texas Governor Rick Perry claiming that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have been “just an act of God” that nobody could have prevented, and with so many of our country’s biggest oil companies and former leaders firmly rooted in the Lone Star state, BP knows it has a friend or two in Texas. That’s why the oil giant has asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate nearly 100 lawsuits filed against it under U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District of Texas in Houston. Lawsuits have been filed in every Gulf Coast state, ... Read More