The BP Blowout: Risk, Recovery, and America's "Trial of the Century"
CEVIA and COPE (Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research) have the honour of inviting interested parties to this lunch seminar given by Professor Robert R.M. Verchick (Loyola University, New Orleans).
The 2010 BP Oil Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest environmental disaster in American history. Two years later, that event has generated a confusion of interlocking legal claims recently combined into a single federal lawsuit with thousands of parties and tens of billions of dollars at stake. In this talk, Rob Verchick will discuss the major developments in what U.S. journalists are already calling the "Trial of the Century," paying close attention to a proposed partial settlement of private claims, the federal government's pursuit of a multi-billion dollar fine, and the State of Louisiana's long battle for coastal restoration.
The organizer will provide a sandwich.
Time: Wednesday 30 May 12:00 - 13:00.
Place: Faculty of Law, Studiegaarden 3rd floor, Meeting room 02-3-44 ( The staff canteen), Studiestraede 6, DK-1455 Copenhagen K.
For participation in the event please use this registration form (closed) no later than Monday 28 May 2012 12:00.
For inquiries about the registration please mail to Birgit Jacobsen, e-mail: Birgit.Jacobsen@jur.ku.dk