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Kin Of Oil Rig Worker Killed In Explosion Settle Legal Claims
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The parents of a rig worker killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion nearly a year ago have settled their legal claims against companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. A New Orleans federal court filing Friday says the parents... Read More

U.S. To Gulf Oil Spill Claims Czar: Loosen Purse Strings On Fund
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he should loosen the purse strings to help people still suffering from last year's disaster, the Justice... Read More

Contingency Fee Bill Could Help With BP Lawsuits
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE La. - (AP) A measure that would allow Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to hire lawyers on contingency squeaked out of the state Senate on Monday on the promise that it would help the state in any coming litigation against BP over... Read More

Closeness To Gulf Oil Spill The Key To Many Claims
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the... Read More

BP Claims Czar Continues Gulf Tour Amid Complaints
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAFITTE, La. - (AP) The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund continues his two-day swing across the Gulf Coast with visits to two southern Louisiana towns. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet with residents, business owners and... Read More

Feinberg Calls His Oil Spill Claims Work 'Unparalleled'
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The administrator in charge of Gulf oil spill claims argues in a court filing posted Tuesday that the openness of the process has been "nothing short of extraordinary" and his efforts to compensate victims have exceeded what... Read More

BP Replaces CEO Hayward, Reports $17 Billion Loss
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) BP's much-criticized CEO Tony Hayward will be replaced by American Robert Dudley on Oct. 1, the company said Tuesday as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico... Read More

Judge Tosses RICO Claims Against BP For Oil Spill
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Claims BP Took Advantage Of Cleanup Workers
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Three workers who helped BP in its oil spill cleanup efforts after last year's disaster accuse the oil giant in a federal lawsuit of denying them overtime pay and other benefits. The suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in... Read More

JPMDL Asked To Consolidate Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho — (AP) A federal judicial panel wrestled Thursday with perceptions of bias and conflict among both judges and geography in figuring out where to consolidate more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies in the wake... Read More

BP Agrees To $25 Million Penalty For 2006 Alaska Spills
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope. The... Read More

Potential Scams Top 7,000 In BP Spill Compensation
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Gulf Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government's effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage . The government... Read More

BP Sues Oil Rig Owner For $40B; Blames It For Gulf Disaster
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence by both helped cause the disaster. The British company said... Read More

Judge Asked To Postpone Trial For Gulf Oil Spill Cases
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Some of the companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to postpone until 2012 a trial designed to assign percentages of fault in the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling project. Full version available... Read More