Federal Judge Apoints Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for Sinkhole Litigation
New Orleans Sun.Com 07-12-2012
NEW ORLEANS, LA, -- This week, a federal judge in New Orleans appointed the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee ("PSC") in the Bayou Corne Sinkhole lawsuit. The Court ordered that all plaintiffs are directed to act through the PSC for all issues requiring the Court’s attention.
Members of the PSC have been at the forefront of this litigation since the first filings. Larry Centola III, Esq., of Martzell & Bickford has been appointed to the PSC. Mr. Centola has been added because of his experience and success in representing the interests of plaintiffs in other similar, complex litigations.
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole lawsuit involves potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of victims. Texas Brine LLC is involved in the Bayou Corne sinkhole incident and was recently fined $100,000 by the Department of Natural Resources for failing to obey several safety directives the state issued Nov. 12 regarding the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
Martzell and Bickford is a New Orleans, Louisiana based law firm with cases throughout the country. The firm has a comprehensive and diverse trial practice including mass torts, toxic torts, class actions, white collar criminal defense, products liability, medical malpractice, and other personal injuries. The firm has represented individuals at trial for nearly 40 years, with numerous successful verdicts and settlements.
Their success rate has ensured their longevity as trial lawyers in Louisiana.