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

Six Judges Quit Oil Spill Lawsuits Due To Conflicts Of Interest

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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