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Judge Eyes $330M Settlement For Murphy Oil

Law360 (January 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A class action brought by Louisiana residents against Murphy Oil USA Inc., whose oil tanker spilled into the neighborhood during Hurricane Katrina, is likely to be settled for $330 million, a federal judge indicated.

Following Thursday’s testimony by Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon suggested he would approve the deal, but would not reveal a definite decision until he publishes a written statement the coming days, said Mindy West, vice president and treasurer for Murphy Oil Corp., the parent company....
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Case Information

Case Title

Turner v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other


Eldon E. Fallon

Date Filed

September 9, 2005


Government Agencies

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