Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gulf Oil Spill Trial

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial began on Monday. Because of the great public interest in the case, many of the trial documents are available online. Bloomberg Law also has the dockets available. (Remember to log into your Bloomberg Law account before clicking that last link to be directed to the two dockets.)

A simple search of Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg turns up hundreds of cases related to the oil spill, which of course involves some of the most complex litigation that exists. Keeping the procedural aspects and parties alone straight is a tremendous challenge. If it's an area you're considering for practice, check out some of our books on the subject. One in particular has applicability for a variety of trials: The Trial War Room Handbook : Effective Strategies from the Trenches.