The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Multi-District litigation update. Rhon E. Jones Environmental Section Head Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Overview.
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The Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillMulti-District litigation update
Rhon E. Jones
Environmental Section Head
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
“civil actions involving one or more common questions of fact are pending in different districts,” those actions may be transferred to any district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings.
Carl J. Barbier
Education:Southeastern Louisiana University, B.A., 1966Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1970
Federal Judicial Service:Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of LouisianaNominated by William J. Clinton on May 19, 1998;
Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1998,
Commission on October 1, 1998. Professional Career:Law clerk, Hon. William Redman, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, 1969-1970Law clerk, Hon. Fred Cassibry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1970-1971Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1971-1998
A chain of command must be structured to manage the enormous burden of fact gathering, discovery, testing and overall direction of such a massive case: