November 17, 2014

By Lester Brickman

Thursday, November 13, 2014 Washington TimesA major development is coming in the legal battle surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether to review issues presented by BP’s class-action case. What’s at stake here is important not just for BP, but for all of us; namely, whether the rule of law or the rule of lawyers will prevail.

The BP petition presents a narrow issue: whether a class was properly certified consistent with Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Procedure and Article III of the U.S. Constitution. In plain terms, it is whether a class action can be brought if substantial numbers of the class have not suffered any injury caused by the defendant.

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