Mass Tort Kings Plot BP Litigation Strategy

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Big Easy-based plaintiffs lawyer Daniel Becnel, who boasts that he inspired a character in John Grisham's “The King of Torts,” convened 200 attorneys Wednesday from around the U.S. to plan their attack against BP PLC and size up their rivals in the contest to lead what is expected to be litigation of historic proportions.

According to Becnel, the confab in New Orleans drew plaintiffs' attorneys from all over the country, including Mike Papantonio and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who co-host the Air America Radio Network-syndicated show...
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