Vulcan Says Texas Brine Counsel Conflicted In Sinkhole Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2013, 6:25 PM EST) -- Vulcan Materials Co., a third-party defendant in a consolidated class action accusing Texas Brine Co. LLC of causing a potentially dangerous sinkhole, asked a Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday to disqualify Texas Brine’s counsel, saying Kean Miller LLP has served as counsel to Vulcan for decades.

The move comes after U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey granted class certification in May to a group of property owners and residents in the suit accusing Texas Brine and an Occidental Petroleum Corp. unit of causing the multiacre sinkhole...
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