The BP oil spill created an environmental and economic disaster affecting the entire Gulf Coast region. On March 2, 2012, BP agreed to settle the class action of certain oil spill related claims with the plaintiff steering committee, representing the interests of individuals and businesses throughout the region. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen talks with colleague, Robert P. Caples and guest, Attorney Rhon E. Jones from the Beasley Allen law firm, about the various aspects of the settlement, including the important major changes in how claims will now be administered.
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Just days after the devastation of September 11, 2001, the federal government created the Victim Compensation Fund, a fund designed to help grieving families get through the tragedy. From this tragedy a documentary titled, Out of the Ashes: 9/11 was born. On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes executive producer, writer and co-director of this documentary, Marilyn J. Berger from the Seattle University School of Law and Debra Brown Steinberg, partner with the firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, to get an in-depth look at the making of the incredibly compelling documentary. This documentary examines the legal, moral, and ethical ramifications of the Victim Compensation Fund and its impact on the civil justice system.