U.S. Justice Department the Latest Party to Suits in Gulf Spill

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to join civil lawsuits stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. By joining the private litigation, Justice Department officials will play a major role in the coming trial. Attorneys for private party plaintiffs are expected to consolidate their cases by filing a combined civil suit in federal court in New Orleans. Attorney generals from many of the states whose coastlines were affected by the spill already agreed to pool their resources and share documents.

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