Brockovich Meets Fishermen and Business Owners Affected by Oil Spill
Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg Lawyers to Host Meeting In Pensacola, Florida on Gulf
Brockovich offers help for fishermen and businesses affected by the BP Gulf oil spill
WHO: Environmental advocates Erin Brockovich and Carol Moore and Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. and Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. lawyers discuss the Gulf oil spill
WHAT: Our firms invite residents of Pensacola, Florida, as well as those in surrounding areas, to attend a special meeting with Erin Brockovich, Carol Moore and our environmental lawyers.
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Saenger Theatre, 118 North Palafox Street, Downtown Pensacola, Florida
WHY: To meet with those who have been impacted by the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath, answer questions, lend support, and help people understand their rights.
Weitz & Luxenberg, invited by the law firm of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. has joined together with noted environmental advocates Erin Brockovich and Carol Moore to help those impacted by the epic BP oil spill—4 million gallons and counting—in the Gulf of Mexico. An explosion on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers, and sank the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, setting in motion the unfolding disaster.
Brockovich and Moore are traveling to Gulf States, including Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, to meet with the people impacted by the spill and to discuss with them how they have been affected and will be impacted in the future.
"I would like to tell the local commercial fishermen who aren’t able to earn a living, and other business owners, ‘You have rights and we can help.’” said Brockovich.
Weitz & Luxenberg and Levin Papantonio, together with a consortium of law firms, has filed lawsuits in response to the BP oil spill. The class action cases which were filed against BP, Halliburton, Cameron and other parties, seek to recover damages suffered by clients as a result of the Gulf oil spill.
Robin Greenwald, head of the Environmental & Toxic Torts unit of Weitz & Luxenberg said, “Beyond the millions of gallons already spilled, this is an ongoing race against time to try to stanch the oil gushing from the well. The rig explosion and failure to control the oil slick is devastating wildlife, fisheries, tourism and everyday living along the Gulf Coast.”
Fishermen and business owners, and others affected by the oil spill may discuss their situation with our lawyers and get a free legal review by completing the form on this page.
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