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Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.

02/25/2013

File photo of Lance Armstrong. (credit: George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)

USADA Lobbies Justice Department To Join Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong

The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency lobbied Attorney General Eric Holder for the Justice Department to join a whistle-blower lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on the same day the cyclist confessed in an interview to performance-enhancing drug use.

02/22/2013

Cyclist Lance Armstrong addresses participants at The LIVESTRONG Challenge Ride at the Palmer Events Center on Oct. 21, 2012 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Attorney: Feds Highly Likely To Join Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Against Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has finally come clean.

01/15/2013

In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, La. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Feds Reach $1.4B Settlement With Transocean In Gulf Oil Spill

The Justice Department reached a $1.4 billion settlement Thursday with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/03/2013

File photo of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten speaking at the podium. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney Letten Resigns During Probe Of Online Posts

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, resigned Thursday while the Justice Department investigates alleged misconduct by his top deputies.

12/06/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]

06/13/2012

A Halliburton facility in Port Fourchon, La., is seen on April 8, 2011. (credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Company That Helped Halliburton Subsidiary In Bribery Scheme To Pay $55M Fine

Justice Department officials say a Japanese company that helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts has pleaded guilty to federal charges and agreed to pay nearly $55 million in fines.

01/18/2012

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