Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 20, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Louisiana parishes are beginning to file lawsuits against BP for oil-soaked wildlife along Gulf coast.

BP's oil is flowing onto land along Gulf coast.

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana filed suit against oil giant BP, seeking money for wildlife killed or hurt by the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit, filed May 17, is among the first of many expected to be filed by prosecutors in the state’s coastal parishes.

St. Tammany Parish’s district attorney also has sued the company. Lafourche Parish prosecutors were scheduled to meet May 19 to determine if they will file a similar lawsuit.

Each lawsuit will be handled within its own parish. Sixty percent of awarded money – if any – would go to the State Conservation Fund. The rest would go the district attorney’s office.

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