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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

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

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

BP, Gulf Oil Spill Partners File Lawsuits Against Each Other
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety... Read More

AP Sources: Manslaughter Charge Explored In Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Manslaughter and perjury are among possible charges that Justice Department investigators are exploring in the early stages of their probe into the Gulf oil spill, people familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. These people said... Read More

Alabama AG Sues BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Alabama's attorney general is suing BP and others over the Gulf oil spill because he says the oil company has broken too many promises about accepting responsibility for the disaster. Attorney General Troy King filed two lawsuits... Read More

Oil Spill Panel Hears About Halliburton Warning
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Federal investigators probing the blowout that led to the Gulf oil spill grilled a Halliburton official Tuesday about concerns the petroleum services firm raised over the potential for a severe gas flow problem if a BP plan was used. Halliburton... Read More