The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (“PSC”) appointed by Judge Lance Africk of the United States District Court, Eastern District, Louisiana has been engaged in adversarial discovery process. Although Temple Inland (“TIN”) has begun to comply, many more samples and tests will be required to know the scope of the loss of fish and wildlife, the impact on the commercial fishermen, land owners, water quality and associated use rights. Toward that end, we have scheduled testing. Our objective is to determine the effects of the release(s) and the content(s) of the release(s) through our experts. A preliminary expert report on the number of fish killed has been issued, subject to revision after complete testing in the river.
A status conference is set for February 8, 2012 with Judge Africk. If you are one of our class members and have any updated documentation to support your claim, please be sure to get that information to our office at your earliest convenience.