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May 2010 Archives

An Arizona police officer's filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law. The plaintiff argues that the Arizona law conflicts with federal law and is unconstitutional, and requires him to violate the constitutional rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens.
A former BP contractor filed a lawsuit suit alleging that BP never verified that the systems on its Atlantis oil rig were functioning properly.  The plaintiff has stated that poor conditions on the rig could lead to an even worse disaster than the Gulf Oil Spill.
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups filed suit against the Secretary of the Interior alleging that the federal government illegally allowed BP to drill in over 5,000 feet of water without analyzing blow-out and worst-case oil spill analysis.  The plaintiffs claim that this exemption contributed to the Gulf Oil Spill.

Transocean Petition to Limit Its Liability for Gulf Oil Spill

Transocean, the owner and operator of the offshore oil rig that exploded and is leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico, asked a federal court in Houston to limit its liability for damages caused by the explosion and spill.