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W&L Files Legal Papers to Protect Oklahoma from Fracking

Weitz & Luxenberg, in partnership with Public Justice, served a “Notice of Intent to Sue” today on behalf of the Sierra Club, demanding four energy companies operating in Oklahoma scale back operations that have been linked to increasing seismic activity in the area. The notice formally requests Sandridge Exploration and Production, New Dominion, Chesapeake Operating…

W&L Exploring Southern California Oil Spill Victims’ Claims

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in response to the oil spill. NBC News reported…

W&L Now Investigating WV CSX Oil Train Disaster Claims

Weitz & Luxenberg today began investigating claims by possible victims of a Feb. 16 tanker-car derailment and explosion that decimated the area in and around Boomer, West Virginia. The law firm indicated that the investigation will focus on potential cases against CSX Corp. and others responsible for the train disaster. As part of that investigation,…

Vermont to Seek Damages in Groundwater Contamination Case

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office today announced it will seek restitution against more than a dozen gasoline refiners responsible for contaminating the state’s groundwater. The complaint, filed today by Attorney General William H. Sorrell, alleges that some of the largest gas refiners in the nation have contaminated state water supplies with a toxic chemical additive.…

BP Oil Spill

When its Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April of 2010, energy giant BP knew it would face stiff liability and financial losses. The company is about to find out just how stiff. The second phase of the class action against BP — a lawsuit experts think may be the largest environmental trial in history — began…

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