Attys In BP Settlement Probe Want Special Master Booted

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 10:19 PM EST) -- Two Las Vegas personal injury lawyers cited for misconduct by the special master overseeing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation asked a Louisiana federal judge this week to remove the master, alleging his consulting firm was acting at the direction of BP PLC’s lawyers.

Glen Lerner and Jon Andry of AndryLerner LLC claim that special master and former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh’s admissions that he shares clients with BP’s defense counsel prevent him from being impartial.

“Because of the ongoing economic and professional relationship...
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