NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and a California attorney are coming to Pierre Part to discuss the legal options for residents evacuated from the Bayou Corne area due to a giant sinkhole.
Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Thomas V. Girardi tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/XUvO5I ) he and Brockovich will attend a community meeting Saturday at the American Legion Hall to answer residents' questions.
Girardi was one of the attorneys who worked with Brockovich to secure a $333 million settlement for 650 residents of Hinkley, Calif., in a groundwater pollution case. Actress Julia Roberts portrayed Brockovich in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," which chronicled that case.
The failure of a Texas Brine Co. LLC cavern is believed to be the cause of the sinkhole. About 350 residents remain under evacuation orders.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com