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Suing oil companies for causing Katrina, cont'd

Ilya Shapiro thinks that the full Fifth Circuit en banc will overturn the recent panel decision in Comer v. Murphy Oil, or that the Supreme Court will agree to review the case. [Cato at Liberty]. "Mass tort litigation specialist Russell Jackson calls the plaintiffs' claims "the litigator's equivalent to the game 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.'" Jackson also notes in a second post that a judge's recent dismissal of the Kivalina suit should be helpful to defendants seeking review of Comer. Earlier here.



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