Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20109
No(s). 12-60291 (5th Cir. May 14, 2013)

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the doctrine of res judicata bars individuals' trespass, nuisance, and negligence claims against numerous oil, coal, electric, and chemical companies for damages stemming from Hurricane Katrina. The individuals asserted that the companies' activ...