March 6, 2018

The New York Times: Left to Louisiana’s tides, a village fights for time

“Plaintiffs’ lawyers had won judgments and settlements in Louisiana cases demanding the cleanup of oil field contamination. The flood protection authority hired one of them — Gladstone N. Jones III of New Orleans — and constructed arguments evocative of those used 30 years earlier against Big Tobacco: Energy companies had known…

March 5, 2018

ABA: Student loan class actions take aim at “a massive effort to defraud student debtors”

The following article was originally published by the American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Section on March 5, 2018.  In 2014, Austin Smith was a law student at the University of Maine, looking for a topic to research for his law review note. He was also…