In this Law360 article, energy attorneys discuss the cases they will be watching closely in 2014. Kenneth Klemm comments on a Louisiana case attorneys say is just as compelling politically as it is legally. A Louisiana levee board has launched a multi-billion-dollar suit against dozens of major energy companies, claiming that decades of oil and gas drilling activity have undermined the state's coastal ecosystem, which leaves it more vulnerable to flooding and severe weather.
"There's been as much going on behind the scenes as there has been in the courtroom," Mr. Klemm said. "It'll be interesting to see if the suits move past the preliminary motions stage."
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