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Macondo Well Lessee Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and affiliates Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. and MOEX USA Corp., which had a 10 percent interest in the Macondo Well where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was drilling, announced May 20 that they had reached an agreement in which MOEX USA will...

BP Gets $1 Billion Settlement From Gulf Well Partner

LONDON - (AP) BP has struck a deal to receive around $1 billion from one of its minority partners in the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, raising hopes it will successfully pursue other companies involved and reduce its bill for the disaster. BP PLC said Thursday that MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC. . . . Full...

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BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Many Gulf Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP PLC is asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the court claims filed against the oil giant by businesses and individuals who say they suffered economic damage from last year's massive Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier didn't immediately rule Thursday after...

Transocean: BP Decisions Led To Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

ATLANTA - (AP) The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year largely blames oil giant BP for the disaster in an internal investigation report released Wednesday that bolsters the Swiss firm's arguments in the face of lawsuits and expected government fines. The report from Transocean...

BP: Don't Give Gulf Fail-Safe Device To Transocean

ATLANTA - (AP) BP and Transocean are at odds over who should get possession of a key piece of evidence in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill investigation once additional testing is complete. Transocean, responsible for maintaining the blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's oil spill, argues...

Judge Won't Let Sierra Club Join Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A federal magistrate judge won't allow the Sierra Club to join a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against BP and other companies over last year's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Sally Shushan said in her order Tuesday that the environmental group can file...

BP Says It Wants To End Future Loss Claims For Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP is arguing that victims of last year's Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered and the economy is improving. The British oil company makes its case in a 29-page document filed. . . . Full version...

Mississippi AG Sues Administrator Of BP Oil Spill Fund

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) Mississippi's attorney general said Tuesday his office is suing the administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents. Jim Hood said Tuesday that he has tried to negotiate with the fund's administrator, Washington lawyer...

BP Oil Spill Litigation Law Firm Wesley J. Farrell Becomes Farrell & Patel

MIAMI - The Law Firm of Wesley J. Farrell has announced that Ricky K. Patel has been named partner, and the firm will now be known as Farrell & Patel Attorneys at Law. The firm currently represents 600 hotels and other Gulf Coast businesses negatively impacted by the BP oil spill of 2010 and concentrates...

Judge Tosses RICO Claims Against BP For Oil Spill

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal judge on Friday threw out racketeering claims by the lead plaintiffs suing BP over last year's oil spill, and he gave the company another win by setting aside claims filed by one of BP's partners in the well project that resulted in the disaster. Gulf residents. . . ...

Baron And Budd's Burton LeBlanc Elected Vice President Of American Association For Justice

BATON ROUGE, La. - Baron and Budd Shareholder Burton LeBlanc was recently elected vice president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the association's Annual Convention in New York. LeBlanc is the head of the Baron and Budd's Baton Rouge office, where his focus is on environmental...

Second Lawsuit Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP And Gulf Coast Claims Facility Removed To Federal Court

Complaint Alleges Gross Negligence, Fraud, Fraudulent Inducement and Unjust Enrichment FORT MYERS, Fla. - A second lawsuit against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) was removed from state court to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida...

Special Master Sought To Oversee Gulf Oil Spill Claims

(AP) The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year's Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the claims process. They said in court papers Monday that administrator Kenneth Feinberg has been too slow to process interim payments. . . . Full...

Company Agrees To Pay BP LLC $4 Billion To Settle Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP LLC announced Oct. 17 that it has reached a $4 billion settlement agreement with a company that held a 25 percent interest in the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill ( In re: Oil Spill By The Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"...

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill...

Oil Spill MDL Judge: BP, Andarko Liable Under Clean Water Act

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over litigation stemming from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico held Feb. 22 that BP PLC and Andarko Petroleum Co. are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA...

Civil Trial Over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Delayed A Week

NEW ORLEANS - In a joint statement, BP and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Feb. 26 adjourned the start of the Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation 2179 civil trial by one week, until Monday, March 5 (...

BP Announces Preliminary $7.8 Billion Settlement With Plaintiffs Over Gulf Oil Spill

Estimated $7.8B settlement expected to be paid from $20 billion Trust BP has reached a settlement with the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), subject to final written agreement, to resolve the substantial majority of legitimate economic loss and medical claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon...

BP, Plaintiffs Agree To $7.8 Billion Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation court in Louisiana for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reached an agreement on March 2 wherein the company would pay $7.8 billion to resolve...

Gulf Oil Spill Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Announces Finalized Settlement With BP

Joint Motions Seek Preliminary Court Approval NEW ORLEANS -- The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) leading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill announced April 18 that it has finalized its settlement with BP. The PSC has filed for Class certification, and the Parties have...

Former BP Engineer Arrested For Obstructing Justice In Oil Spill Investigation

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice on April 24 announced that a former engineer for BP PLC was arrested for two counts of obstructing justice in the criminal investigation of the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for deleting text...

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval Of Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Louisiana federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico gave preliminary approval for two separate class settlement agreements May 2, one resolving certain...

The Cost Of Environmental Damage: Refineries, Pesticide Manufacturer Pay Out $150 Million In Recent Settlements Of Separate Suits

While the Gulf Oil Spill has communities and government agencies focusing on mitigation and prevention, not to mention restitution, the United States is joining with states around the country to ensure that environmental laws are being enforced for everyday actions. In the past several weeks, the LexisNexis...

Case of the Week: The ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Oil Spill

Nearly 4 ½ years after the oil well beneath the "Deepwater Horizon” rig blew out and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, legal news surrounding the disaster again made headlines last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. announced an agreement...