Jim Hood’s Microsoft Lawyers File Gulf Oil Spill Class Action

I previously posted about Attorney General Jim Hood’s State lawsuit against Microsoft and the $8.3 million attorneys fee paid to a group of lawyers that included Jackson lawyer Brent Hazzard, Susman Godfrey of Houston and David Boies’ firm. The prior posts are here, here, and here. It looks like Jake and Elwood are putting the band back together to make a run at BP and the other usual suspects in the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation.

Here is the Class Action Complaint that the group filed in Houston, Texas on behalf of an Alabama resident. The complaint’s class definition is:

All Gulf of Mexico residents who claim injury and/or damages as a result of the April 20, 2010 fire and explosion which occurred aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the resulting oil spill.

I’m not sure what to make of a class of “Gulf of Mexico residents.”

MS Lit Review
6/17/10