Atlanta Journal Constitution Highlights Taylor English Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of BP Oil Spill Victims
The April 20, 2011 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution features several articles dealing with the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Taylor English Duma’s defense of those affected. http://www.ajc.com/news/gulf-oil-spill-for-916536.html The spill, which was among the top news stories of 2010, left millions of gallons of crude oil along the Gulf shores, fouling the beaches and killing many marine animals. In response, Taylor English Duma filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Georgia residents who owned property in the affected area. The lawsuit seeks to recover lost rental income and lost property value resulting from the oil spill. The lawsuit has been consolidated into multi-district litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana for discovery purposes, but Georgia residents involved in the suit are hopeful that some test trials scheduled for this fall will establish responsibility for the spill and determine its ultimate cause. Once responsibility and causation for the spill are established, plaintiffs in the Taylor English suit will seek to have the court certify their case for class action status.