Justice for the Gulf
The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
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Over 300 lawsuits have been filed in regards to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent oil spill. BP, among others, are named as the defendants in these lawsuits. Back in June, BP requested that a single Judge preside over the combined lawsuits: Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston, Texas. Judge Hughes has an immense conflict of interest because of his deep ties to the oil and gas industry. The residents who are already affected deserve a truly independent Judge to preside over these lawsuits.
Therefore, we the undersigned petition the JPML to select a Judge with no ties to the oil industry.