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The Controversy Surrounding the Criminal Probe into the Gulf Oil Spill

Posted July 19, 2010 | 23:43:01 (EST)

Now that oil is no longer pouring into the Gulf, everyone can breathe easier --except the people responsible for the spill. They may go to prison. The Justice Department has a criminal investigation underway. Admittedly, governmental investigations of business torts are more likely to result in fines than prison time....

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A New Model for Mass Torts?

Posted June 21, 2010 | 15:52:30 (EST)

I have to laugh when I hear Minority Leader John Boehner and other Republicans say that "BP should be held accountable for the full cost of [the] disaster" in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the same politicians who have forced tort reform down our throats for decades. The object...

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