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Judge Allows Punitive Damage Claims for Gulf Oil Spill to Move Ahead – Insurance Journal

Plaintiff lawyers claimed a victory on Friday when a U.S. federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against BP and others over last year’s big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico allowed much of the case to move ahead, including punitive damages claims …
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Judge outlines plan for trial over Gulf oil spill – msnbc.com

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Friday outlined his plan for conducting a trial designed to assign percentages of fault to the companies sued over last year’s deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier …
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Removed Broomfield judge had ‘problematic work environment’ – 9News

BROOMFIELD – The mayor of Broomfield says the public doesn’t need to know why the city council got rid of Municipal Judge Barbara Koehler. 9Wants to Know disagrees and that’s why they used open records laws to force the city to give up key documents. We …
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Judge rejects bid to halt work on SC bridge

A federal judge has denied an environmental group’s bid to halt bridge work the group says could damage South Carolina’s only national park.
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US judge says EPA, not Fla., must lead Glades fix

The state of Florida has failed to protect the threatened Everglades and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must step in to enforce anti-pollution rules, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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Judge halts any Ecuadorean award against Chevron

A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans were planning a “helter skelter” disruption of the oil giant’s business in the event of a lucrative award to force a settlement.
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Judge orders access road for landlocked lot in Truro’s Hopper Landscape – Abington Mariner

A decision has been issued by Land Court Judge Gordon H. Piper on the location and width of a right-of-way to lead from Benson Road to a landlocked parcel overlooking Cape Cod Bay owned by Dr. Willie J. and Gloria Cater …
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