Legal News


With Fracking…It’s Not Just the Water and Air Problems

Lately, much of the buzz surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deals with ground water contamination issues and air emissions—that is certainly the main topic of discussion in Southeastern Louisiana.  Oklahoma on the other hand is dealing with an additional consequence of fracking that is less talked about in the South—earthquakes. In fact, as of June 2014, […]


Law in the Making: Falcon Law Firm Secures Victory in Louisiana Supreme Court for Daughter of NORM Victim

Watkins v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 13-1545 (La. 5/7/14).   On June 22, 2010, Plaintiff was first made aware that oil company defendants exposed her father to “naturally occurring radioactive material” (NORM) and believed NORM exposure led to her father’s death. Plaintiff filed a survival action lawsuit as a result of her father’s death in 1986 […]


Fracking Ailments: Non-Profit Comes to the Rescue as Fracking Illnesses Come to Light

The recent spur of fracking activity across the country has brought forth various legal, political, and medical issues. Recently, amidst all the controversy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization has made it their mission to address the on-going medical illnesses surrounding the areas near fracking sites. The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (SWPA-EHP) is using the best […]


Legacy Lawsuits – Changing as Fast as Coastal Wetlands

Much like our coastal wetlands, the landscape of legacy lawsuits seems to be ever-changing. Legacy lawsuits are lawsuits brought by coastal landowners in an attempt to restore their land that has been polluted, contaminated, or destroyed by oil and gas operations. These suits seek to enforce the Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978, as […]