Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation Database

April 14, 2011, 11:23 am
Source: Sara Gersen, Environmental Law Institute

SUMMARY

The myriad consequences of the spill have already spurred an onslaught of litigation, with allegations ranging from personal injury and property damages to violations of RICO and securities law. As more damages are discovered, plaintiffs will likely continue filing new claims.

This database, maintained by the Environmental Law Institute, attempts to track the ongoing litigation so people can see the types of cases that have been triggered, when and where the parties have filed, and what cases have been closed or consolidated.

The dataset includes hyperlink to the case dockets. The links will take you to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)  Web site, a third-party site. PACER is maintained by the Public Access and Records Management Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. You must register with PACER to access cases, for which a credit card will be required as small fees may apply to certain actions.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation Database (xls)

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

For more information, as well as an interactive search tool, please visit the Environmental Law Institute's website.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

This database from the Environmental Law Institute tracks the ongoing litigation that arose as a result of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Citation

Nomack, M. (2011). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation Database. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/165304

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