Calling Erin Brockovich

 

Drew Cohen, a member of JEEL’s Editorial Staff recently had his article, Calling Erin Bockovich: A Bush-era law will make it more difficult for Gulf oil spill victims to file class action suits, published in the Baltimore Sun.

The full text of the article is available here: Calling Erin Brockovich.

The following is an excerpt:

When President Bush pushed the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) through Congress in 2005, environmentalists lamented the demise of the one of the last robust incentives for energy companies to develop meaningful safeguards against environmental disasters. At the time the bill was passed, one headline presciently read, “Erin Brockovich, drop dead.”

BP executives should be relieved to find that her legacy is still buried six feet deep in oil sludge…

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