"Epic Legal Battle Over Oil Spill Is About To Begin"

"The largest oil spill in U.S. history has unleashed a gusher of at least 250 class-action lawsuits that could eventually encompass millions of victims in a legal battle expected to stretch on for decades.

The first step in what many experts predict will be among the most complex environmental cases to hit the U.S. courts begins Thursday when an army of attorneys converges on Boise, Idaho, where a federal panel will start to decide what judge or judges will oversee the cases and where they will be heard initially."

Carol J. Williams reports for the Los Angeles Times July 28, 2010.


"Deepwater Horizon Litigation Site Question Is on Docket in Boise, Idaho" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)   

"Oil Spill's Economic Damage Could Take Years To Identify" (McClatchy)

Source: LA Times, 07/28/2010