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BP Oil Spill Litigation Law Firm Wesley J. Farrell Becomes Farrell & Patel
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

The Gibson Law Firm Launches 'BP Claims Service' To Help Oil Spill Victims
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - Attorney Jason Gibson believes the tens of thousands of Gulf Coast business and property owners adversely affected by the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill should fully understand their legal options. Gibson, whose law firm on July 13... Read More

Parties Debate Consolidation Of ERISA/Securities Actions Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several plaintiffs in ERISA class actions pending against BP have told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that consolidation with securities claims and transfer of their cases to the Southern District of Texas is inappropriate... Read More

Where Does The BP Gulf Oil Spill Rank Among The World’s Worst?
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

The black crude keeps flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from an uncapped oil rig, the worst oil leak in U.S. history. On May 28, the chairman of BP upgraded the severity of the oil spill from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Liability: Only Question Is How Much BP Will Pay
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The question is not if BP will pay for the Gulf oil spill, but how much, a defense attorney said Thursday at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Asked to give the defense perspective... Read More

Oil Spill MDL Judge Issues Protocol For Evidence Preservation
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - Since consolidation last month of the Gulf oil spill litigation into MDL 2179 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier has taken up several issues. At a status conference, Judge Barbier discussed removal... Read More

Former BP Engineer Arrested For Obstructing Justice In Oil Spill Investigation
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Shane Dilworth

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... Read More

Halliburton, Transocean Strike Back At BP Oil Spill Report
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Halliburton and Transocean have struck back at their partner in the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded and caused the massive Gulf oil spill, criticizing the findings of a BP investigation report released Sept. 8 that found them equally to blame... Read More

Oil Dispersants In The Gulf: A 'Scientific Experiment?'
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The use of dispersants on oil leaking from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig could create a toxic stew of byproducts, and past oil spills are of little help in predicting what damage could be done to the Gulf of Mexico, speakers said today at... Read More

BP Agrees To Pay $18.7 Billion To Resolve Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) BP Exploration & Production Inc. will pay $18.7 billion over the course of 18 years to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) and natural resource damages claims from the federal government and states of Alabama, Florida... Read More

Randy Maniloff Says Gulf Oil Spill May Be Gusher of Insurance Claims
Posted on 4 May 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

The British Petroleum Claims are Coming The British Petroleum Claims are Coming -- If Paul Revere had been a lawyer Right now there is only one thing that there is more of than oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico - blood. And the sharks smell... Read More

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval Of Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Christopher Bauer

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... Read More