Report details high suspension rates; Brockovich takes on sinkhole case

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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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