Levin, Papantonio has invited the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com) to join noted environmental advocates Erin Brockovich and Carol Moore to help those affected by the epic BP oil spill—4 million gallons and counting—in the Gulf of Mexico. An explosion on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers, and sank the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, setting in motion the unfolding catastrophe.
“As someone who has lived in this community for more than 40 years–much of that time dedicated to protecting our natural resources–I am deeply disturbed by the events unfolding in our community”
WHO: Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. and Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com) to co-host environmental advocates Erin Brockovich and Carol Moore.
WHAT: Our firms invite residents of Pensacola, Florida, and surrounding areas, to attend a special meeting with Erin Brockovich, Carol Moore and our environmental lawyers to discuss the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath, answer questions, lend support and help people understand their rights.
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 6 p.m. CT
WHERE: Saenger Theatre, 118 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida
Brockovich and Moore are traveling to Gulf States, including Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, to meet with the people impacted by the spill and to discuss with them how they have been affected and will be impacted in the future.
“I would like to tell the local commercial fishermen who aren’t able to earn a living, and other business owners, ‘You have rights and we can help,’” said Brockovich.
“As someone who has lived in this community for more than 40 years–much of that time dedicated to protecting our natural resources–I am deeply disturbed by the events unfolding in our community,” said Moore.
Levin Papantonio and Weitz & Luxenberg, together with a consortium of law firms, have filed lawsuits in response to the BP oil spill. The cases, which were filed against BP, Halliburton, Cameron and other parties, seek to recover damages suffered by clients as a result of the Gulf oil spill.
“The Gulf of Mexico is not only one of the nation’s most vibrant ecosystems, but also the foundation of our region’s economy,” said Mike Papantonio, head of Levin Papantonio’s environmental department. “BP, Transocean and Halliburton will be held accountable for stripping residents of their livelihoods and destroying the environment.”
Robin Greenwald, head of the Environmental & Toxic Torts unit of Weitz & Luxenberg said, “Beyond the millions of gallons already spilled, this is an ongoing race against time to try to stanch the oil gushing from the well. The rig explosion and failure to control the oil slick is devastating wildlife, fisheries, tourism and everyday living along the Gulf Coast.”
Fishermen and business owners, and others affected by the oil spill may discuss their situation with our lawyers and get a free legal review by visiting the Levin Papantonio website, levinlaw.com or the Weitz & Luxenberg website, www.weitzlux.com.