A few moments of levity punctuated a hearing to determine which federal judge will hear federal litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster.
The Associated Press reported U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of Kentucky, chief of the seven-member U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, couldn’t resist making a joke when Coral Gables attorney Ervin Gonzalez extolled the virtues of South Florida as a site and its chief federal judge, Federico Moreno,
At a hearing Thursday in Boise, Idaho, Heyburn cracked that Miami also has "a great NBA basketball team, right?" — a reference to the Miami Heat’s recent signings of stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Victims favor New Orleans. The oil industry is shooting for Houston. A decision is expected in August.