Writing clearly and concisely is a goal that often eludes lawyers, especially when writing factums.
Justice Barbier of the United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on a motion on Sept. 15, 2014 in the complex litigation surrounding the BP oil spill, In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010.
Although denying the motion, Justice Barbier commented on the response by BP, in particular in their formatting:
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…the Court must address the format of BP’s opposition memorandum.
The briefing order allowed BP’s counsel to file a