Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lawyer in BP Oil Spill Case Suspended

Accusations of misconduct have led to the suspension of Lionel Sutton III — one of the lawyers working for Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator for BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement. According to The Associated Press, Sutton “has been accused of receiving payments from a law firm representing a claimant.”

Environmentalists Protest Downgrade in Oil Cleanup

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority criticized BP and the U.S. Coast Guard at a meeting on Wednesday, June 19, calling public attention to alleged attempts to downgrade cleanup efforts within the state, which is still suffering from the effects of the disaster.

Environmentalist Urge Focus on Marshes and Wetlands

According to Raines, marshes that weren’t affected by the spill have contributed significantly to the Gulf’s ability to rebound from the disaster, and they are a critical part of the region’s ecosystem. However, he states, many of these habitats have been destroyed as businesses construct new buildings in their place.

5-hour ENERGY Manufacturers Fight for Trade Secrets

Amidst a nationwide investigation into 5-hour ENERGY’s claim that people who consume the beverage experience “no crash” afterward, the Oregon Department of Justice has asked the companies that make the drink to turn over information detailing the amounts of ingredients used in it.

BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup in AL, FL and MS

A little more than three years after the tragic Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill that killed 11 people and caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced that they are terminating cleanup efforts in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

POP Surgery and Transvaginal Mesh Complications

In a study published in the May 15 issue of JAMA, researchers set out to determine the safety and long-term effectiveness of abdominal sacrocolpopexy, which the University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital describes as “a surgery to correct the supporting muscles, ligaments and tissues of the vagina.”

IZOD IndyCar Series Race Honors Heroes

The June 8 IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) honored two teachers who risked their lives to save their students during the Oklahoma tornado and the captain of the West Volunteer Fire Department who was a first responder at the fertilizer plant.