5th Circuit Upholds Oil Spill MDL Judge’s Ruling Sanctioning Attorneys, Firm

Mealey's (June 3, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 2 overruled arguments from two attorneys seeking reversal of an order barring them from participating in the Court-Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, after finding that the judge presiding over the litigation did not impose a “professional death sentence” when finding that the attorneys violated the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct (In re Deepwater Horizon: Glen J. Lerner, et al. v. Louis J. Freeh, No. 15-30265, 5th Cir.)....
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