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Six Judges Quit Oil Spill Lawsuits Due To Conflicts Of Interest

06/03/2010 08:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Six of 12 active judges in the federal judicial district based in New Orleans have removed themselves from spill-damage cases filed by fishermen, property owners and coastal businesses, according to a court official and court records. The judges found conflicts tied to oil investments or personal relationships with lawyers or companies involved.

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