Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Last Call !
Pacenti reports a "frenzy" of litigants filing more than 40 lawsuits in the Southern District of Florida alone against BP to beat the expiration of the 3 year statute of limitations for damage blamed on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read his article here.
And you-know-who is at the front of that line!
"This is the worst man-made disaster I have ever heard of...," plaintiffs injury lawyer Ervin Gonzalez said.
Hmmm. I think Ervin's been focused on that Chinese drywall thingy for too long.
Chernobyl; Union Carbide's Bhopal, India pesticide plant gas leak; the Great Smog of '52; Three Mile Island; Exxon Valdez; Love Canal; Saddam's Kuwait Oil Fires; the Destruction of the Aral Sea....
Oh, hail. I'll give Ervin top 10. He's been waiting three years to give that quote, after all.
Although he filed 15 suits against BP himself in the last month, Ervin is not all about the money.
"There's a whole trickle-down effect," said Gonzalez. "The seafood industry impacts tourism, and then tourism affects people who sell clothing, people who sell souvenirs and the accountants whose clients are those businesses. Everybody who has a relationship with the businesses are affected. They are dependent on each other."
Ervin to the rescue.
N.B.: I have always said that Ervin is one of the most caring, compassionate, concerned lawyers in our legal community.