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Judge Awards $1.7 Million in EPA Malicious Prosecution Case

On September 30, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ordered the United States to pay $1.7 million in a malicious prosecution lawsuit to Hubert Vidrine, based on findings that the U.S....more

BP Gulf Oil Spill Suit Marks the Beginning of a Very Long Road

On the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill that killed 11 workers and produced what has been called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history, BP, p.l.c. today filed blockbuster lawsuits in federal district...more

Strong Civil and Criminal Enforcement Emphasized in Department of Justice’s 2011 Environmental Enforcement Authorities

For the Department of Justice's (“DOJ’s”) civil and criminal environmental enforcement arm – the Environment and Natural Resources Division (“ENRD”) – 2010 was an "extraordinarily busy year and a very successful one,"...more

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