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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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in recent years, with gallons of oil seeping into the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Rhon E. Jones, Environmental Section Head at Beasley Allen, Crow, Methvin, Ports & Miles, and P.C. and Professor Robert Force, Director of the Maritime Law Center at Tulane University Law School, to discuss the latest on this devastating spill. They look at the environmental legal issues and concerns surrounding the spill, maritime law and touch upon the launching of a criminal investigation.