Conflicts Could Knock Some Firms Off Gulf Spill Suits

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms with large energy practices are grappling with conflict of interest issues that may limit their ability to cash in on the massive wave of litigation coming out of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, experts say.

While the big Houston-based energy firms would seem to be the logical choice for defendants facing dozens of wrongful death, maritime tort, shareholder and other suits, they have historically represented all of the companies involved and would therefore have to work though potential conflicts...
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