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H. Victor Thomas Jr (Victor) King & Spalding LLP

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In BP Gulf Oil Spill litigation, the district court decided important legal questions that will likely be appealed, including the standard for "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" under the Clean Water Act and the standard for vicarious liability for punitive damages under maritime law *

USA - October 1 2014
On September 4, 2014, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued findings of fact and conclusions of law for the trial of the MDL of the Gulf Oil Spill…

New York's highest court holds that zoning laws of New York towns banning fracking are enforceable — a brief analysis of the oral arguments and the court's opinion *

USA - July 1 2014
A non-profit, Food & Water Watch, reports that 421 measures against fracking have been passed by state and local governments and that communities…

Litigation risks in Texas are reduced –the merits of new trial orders by Texas courts are now subject to appellate review *

USA - November 1 2013
Significant oil and gas exploration and development has occurred and continues to occur in South Texas. Whenever an injury, death, or environmental…

The merits of new trial orders by Texas courts are now subject to appellate review *

USA - September 4 2013
For many decades, parties in Texas courts did not have any right to appellate review of a trial court's new trial order and trial courts were not…

New rule proposed by OSHA regarding silica exposure likely to impact fracking and increase risk of litigation *

USA - September 3 2013
On August 23, 2013, OSHA issued a News Release stating it is proposing a new rule reducing exposure limits for silica aimed at curbing lung cancer…

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