The MDL Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled this week that the BP Oil Spill MDL is going to the Eastern District of Louisiana. Here is the Court’s Order. The judge will be Judge Carl Barbier.
The MDL’s decision is good for the plaintiffs and great for Louisiana oil spill lawyers, both plaintiff and defense. It’s not bad for the Mississippi plaintiff lawyers who filed oil spill cases, since New Orleans is close in proximity.
The decision is bad for the oil companies and terrible for defense lawyers in most Gulf states, including Mississippi.