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Opt Out of Murphy Oil Class Action Suit - Part 2

Question asked on February 6, 2006 11:31 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon has released his decisions on who is and is not a member of the class-action law suit that has been filed against Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

In summary, Judge Fallon has started with a spill zone that is larger than the area claimed by Murphy Oil, yet smaller than the area that the class attorneys were hoping for. North of Judge Perez Drive, the map stretches to the 40 Arpent Canal between Paris Road and the East side of the Murphy Oil property line. South of Judge Perez Drive, it stretches to St. Bernard Hwy between Paris Road and Jacob Drive.

Anyone that is within the designated area is automatically considered a member of the class and does not have to take any further action to remain within the class.

If you have already settled with Murphy Oil then you are automatically removed from the class and no further action on your part is needed.

If you would like to withdraw from the class, it is very important that you read and understand the order issued by Judge Fallon in regards to your rights. If you do not understand any part of the order, you are advised to seek your own legal counsel from a licensed attorney.

Under the guidelines of the order, if you want to withdraw from the class, you must do so before June 1, 2006. In order to opt-out, you must email, fax or write a letter to the lead counsel for the plaintiffs and the defendants. I strongly suggest you send it by fax and certified mail with a return receipt (an email does not constitute a legally binding agreement).

The lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs is:

Sidney Torres
Liason Counsel for Plaintiffs
1290 7th Street
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
Fax: (985) 661-8914

The lead Counsel for Murphy Oil is:

Kerry Miller
Liason Counsel for Murphy Oil
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70163
Fax: 504-599-8145

This posting is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You are encouraged to speak with your own personally attorney regarding this matter.


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