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Report details high suspension rates; Brockovich takes on sinkhole case

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich told a group of Bayou Corne residents on Saturday that standing up and taking legal action against the company that owns a failed salt dome cavern believed to have caused the Assumption Parish sinkhole is the only way they will find relief from the emergency. … [Los Angeles lawyers Thomas V.] Girardi, with whom Brockovich has worked for years, has been retained by at least 50 homeowners in the Bayou Corne community. … Girardi accused Texas Brine of knowing that there was a possibility a sinkhole might develop well before it actually happened. “These people knew what the hell was going on for a long time,” he said, referring to Texas Brine. “Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, and we’ve got the proof of it.”

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.