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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

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

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

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

Federal Board Questions Gulf Oil Rig Blowout Preventer's Design
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

METAIRIE, La. - (AP) A senior official for the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's Gulf oil spill said Friday the device hadn't been tested to see if it could cut through a bent drill pipe. The firm hired by the government... 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

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A powerful plaintiff has joined the hundreds of people and businesses suing BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill: the Justice Department. The government, in an opening salvo in its effort to get billions of dollars... Read More

BP, Others Ask Judge To Dismiss Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by businesses and people who say they have been harmed by the disaster. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set... Read More

Experts Say BP Increased Risk Of Gulf Blowout
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) BP too often operated on the fly in the closing days of work on its doomed Gulf oil well, adding needless risk of a blowout, investigators, experts and panel members said at the presidential commission Tuesday. They said the company... Read More

New Orleans Judge To Handle Most Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients... Read More