Showing posts with label Class Action. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Class Action. Show all posts

Friday, June 25, 2010

Oil Spill | Florida Middle District Local Rules on Class Actions

Florida Oil Spill Class Action
A Lawyer at Florida Oil Spill .com has spent some time this week reviewing the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Class Action Local Rules that Attorneys must follow.  The class action rule requires that a  "motion shall contain a detailed description or definition of the class (and sub-classes, if any), and the number of persons in the class" We present the Florida Middle District class action rule in its entirety below. The rules are quite detailed and precisely outline the technical requirements for such cases:


(a) In any case sought to be maintained as a class action pursuant to Rule 23, Fed.R.Civ.P., the complaint shall contain, under a separate heading styled "CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS", detailed allegations of fact showing the existence of the several prerequisites to a class action as enumerated in Rule 23(a) and (b), Fed.R.Civ.P.

(b) Within ninety (90) days following the filing of the initial complaint in such an action, unless the time is extended by the Court for cause shown, the named plaintiff or plaintiffs shall move for a determination under Rule 23(c)(1) as to whether the case is to be maintained as a class action. The motion shall be supported by a memorandum as required by Rule 3.01(a) of these rules; and, in addition to a showing of the prerequisites as required by subsection (a) of this rule, the motion shall contain a detailed description or definition of the class (and sub-classes, if any), and the number of persons in the class. If a determination is sought that the action shall be maintained under Rule 23(b)(3), the motion shall also suggest a means of providing, and defraying the cost of, the notice required by Rule 23(c)(2), Fed.R.Civ.P. If discovery relating to class action issues is needed, the parties may move the Court for leave to take such discovery prior to the case management meeting.

(c) In ruling upon a motion made under subsection (b) of this rule, the Court may allow the class action, may disallow and strike the class action allegations, or may order postponement of the determination pending additional discovery or such other preliminary procedures as may appear appropriate in the circumstances.

(d) The foregoing provisions of this rule shall apply, with appropriate adaptations, to any complaint alleged to be brought against a class, and to counterclaims or cross-claims brought for a class. "

The Middle District of Florida's Rules on Class Actions apply, in addition to the the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. W.F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr. has been a member of the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida Bar since April 19, 1991.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oil Spill Field Note - Pinellas County, Florida

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Oil Spill Disaster Tipline has received a report of a "strong smell of plastic" from someone on the Gulf Coast along the Pinellas County, Florida coastline.

Eye Witness Account From Sunset Beach, Florida:

"Yesterday, May 1, 2010, I went swimming at sunset beach in Pinellas County, Florida. there was plenty of sun, sand, wind and surf. I was there from 11:30 in the morning until around 4:00 pm. Several times I would get a strong smell of plastic. The first time I thought that it was from my goggles but I don't ever remember that happening before. The next time I wasn't even wearing my goggles."

Strong Plastic Smell

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May 1, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oil Spill - Capping The Leak - Video

Oil Spill - Capping The Leak - Video

Oilspill Cleanup - Audubon Nature Institute to Step In

Beach Condominium Oil Spill, Class Action, Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Louisiana Oil Spill

Attorney notes that the Audubon Nature Institute is stepping in to assist with the massive cleanup expected from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. "At Audubon Nature Institute, we are heartbroken to learn of the loss of life and the potential for ecological disaster to Louisiana's coastline in the wake of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. So much remains unknown and inexplicable. What we do know is that Audubon Nature Institute has expertise and resources we can mobilize to do our part to lessen the impact of this tragedy on our area's precious wildlife." The Institute is affilated with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in Louisiana.


Oil Spill Cleanup - Audubon Nature Institute

Oil Spill - Breaking News - Who Pays for This?

Oil Spill Video: Reporters give Friday update

The News Orleans media is providing some excellent video coverage of the massive cleanup from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. "The Times-Picayune's Bob Marshall and Mark Schleifstein explain who will end up paying for the damage caused by the massive oil leak"


Oil Spill Damage - Who Pays?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency

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Shrimpers File Oil Spill Lawsuit - Video

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Florida Oil Spill Lawsuits

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Breaking News - Florida Attorney notes: "Drill, baby, drill is turning into sue, baby, sue. Class-action lawsuits against operators of the exploded Gulf of Mexico oil rig multiplied Friday as the oil began washing onto Louisiana shores. Commercial fisherman, shrimpers, charter-boat operators and beachfront property owners began signing up as plaintiffs in at least 18 proposed suits already filed in courthouses from Texas to Florida." according to the Los Angeles Times.