Friday, March 15, 2013
Walk away may be too late?
Maybe there is some potential liabilities there.
Of one sort or another.
Lawyer Watts quits BP fight amid probe
By Guillermo Contreras
In the face of a federal investigation into the legitimacy of his client list, nationally known San Antonio plaintiffs lawyer and Democrat stalwart Mikal C. Watts has resigned from litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Watts tendered his resignation recently from the plaintiffs' steering committee, an exclusive group of lawyers handling tens of thousands of claims against BP and other companies that settled over the disaster.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans, who's presiding over the multidistrict litigation, entered an order Wednesday documenting Watts' resignation.
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