June 10, 2010 3:53 PM

Panel of 7 judges will sort out dozens of oil spill lawsuits

More than 150 lawsuits related to BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been filed so far. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which determines how to consolidate complicated federal lawsuits filed in multiple courts, will meet on July 29 in Boise, Idaho. The panel's seven judges will also determine which judge should hear the case, and where it should be heard.

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