Wall, Cook & Lewis, LLC is a law firm based in Metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana that focuses on litigation and transactions involving environmental, oil and gas, commercial, corporate, regulatory and real estate matters throughout the State of Louisiana and the Gulf region. Its lawyers are “AV” rated graduates, with honors, from Tulane Law School, Louisiana State University Law School, Loyola School of Law, and Harvard Law School.


Environmental Property Damages

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By: Guy E. Wall I. INTRODUCTION Dramatic changes in the environmental laws applied to oil and gas operations have occurred in the last ten years. On a national and local level, as the population’s concern...

Government Environmental Enforcement

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By: Guy E. Wall I. INSPECTIONS A. OBJECTIVES. The EPA conducts inspections to determine compliance status with applicable laws, regulations, permits, and consent decrees, identify the need for remedial measures and enforcement actions, correct the...

CERCLA’s Landowner Defenses: Innocent or Not?

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By: Guy E. Wall and Donna Phillips Currault* I. INTRODUCTION Landowners have invoked CERCLA’s third party defense to avoid the often-crippling costs of remediating contaminated property. The judicial interpretations of this defense have thus far...

Joint Oil and Gas Operations in Louisiana

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By Guy E. Wall Copyright © 1992 Louisiana Law Review. Louisiana Law Review SEPTEMBER, 1992 53 La. L. Rev. 79 LENGTH: 21654 words SUMMARY: … In Louisiana, these operations, which may be referred to broadly...