On Friday May 7, as BP continued to profess how much it cares about the welfare of the residents, businesses and communities of coastal Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana who are certain to be badly damaged by BP's oil spill, BP filed court papers asking that all lawsuits related to the oil spill be transferred to Houston, Texas, where it is headquartered, including any oil spill lawsuits that may need to be filed in the future. Houston, Texas is home to almost every major oil company with operations in North America, including ExxonMobil, CITGO, ConocoPhillips, Shell Oil and others.
"This would be worse than putting the fox in charge of guarding the henhouse. Here, the fox wants all the henhouses from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana moved to the fox's den in Houston, Texas, along with all the hens," says Robert T. Cunningham, Jr.
Cunningham Bounds will be filing court papers asking that all oil spill lawsuits stay here in court on the Gulf Coast in Mobile.
Cunningham Bounds has been successful in courtroom battles against many of the world's largest oil companies. The litigation and trial experience the firm has against big oil companies should be most helpful to the firm's clients in the battle to come.
The law firm of Cunningham Bounds, LLC, founded in 1958, is based in Mobile, Alabama and has been representing plaintiffs for over 50 years. The firm has substantial expertise and years of experience in complex litigation. For more information, visit www.cunninghambounds.com.