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Tulane law professor Ron Scalise (L ’00) appointed Appeals Judge for Gulf Coast Claims Facility

June 10, 2011

Tulane law professor Ron Scalise will serve as one of 25 Appeals Judges for the organization processing oil spill claims.
Ronald J. Scalise Jr., the A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law at Tulane University Law School, has been appointed to serve as one of 25 Appeals Judges for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), the organization responsible for handling claims filed by individuals and businesses for costs and damages resulting from the April 2010 oil spill disaster.

“The Appeals Judges selected are highly competent, respected, and experienced men and women from the Gulf states most affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” said the Appointing Authority for GCCF Appeals Judges, Jack M. Weiss, who also serves as the Chancellor of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center. “These outstanding professionals should be commended for their willingness to serve the citizens of our region.” Weiss’s selections stem from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, and include retired federal or state judges, law school deans or professors, professional mediators or arbitrators.

Among the distinguished and respected academic leaders appointed is Tulane Law School professor and alum Ron Scalise (L’00). A member of the Louisiana State Law Institute and a Board member of the American Society of Comparative Law, Prof. Scalise has written extensively on civil law topics, particularly in the area of successions and inheritance. He currently is editing a book on European contract law and has another in the works regarding civil law of property.

In Louisiana alone, more than 204,461 people and businesses have filed claims with the GCCF since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. The claims facility has paid out approximately $4.4 billion across the southern region.

For a complete list of Appeals Judges for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility or to learn more, keep reading


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