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Feinberg Rozen Partner Speaking At HB Oil Law Conference
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - Michael K. Rozen of Feinberg Rozen - the team assigned to oversee the administration of the BP oil spill compensation fund - has joined the faculty of the conference titled "Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage" taking... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin Greenwald Named To BP Oil Spill Litigation PSC
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has announced that Robin Greenwald, the head of Weitz & Luxenberg's environmental and toxic tort litigation unit, has been selected to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP oil spill litigation... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Coming Under Fire
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensation fund would take care of victims "as quickly, as fairly and as transparently as possible... Read More

Dead Animals Are Exhibit A In Gulf Investigation
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining... Read More

Mixed Results Shown From Dispersants In BP Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water's surface, but the chemicals lingered underwater, raising concerns about long-term problems... Read More

Halliburton: Work On Oil Rig Finished Before Blast
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it... Read More

U.S. Seeks $10 Million For Oil Spill Legal Costs
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The White House is asking Congress to approve $10 million for potential litigation costs arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's part of a larger legislative package the administration sent to Capitol Hill... Read More

Emerging Oil Rig Evidence Shows Lack Of Regulation
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout — a devastating sequence of equipment failures — drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry... Read More

BP Bills Anadarko For Its Part Of Spill Cleanup
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) As BP PLC's costs for the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill climb to just over $3 billion, the British oil giant is billing partners Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Japan's Mitsui for their shares of the cleanup. BP has billed Anadarko, a... Read More

BP Shareholder Sues Executives Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) A BP shareholder has filed suit against the corporation's top executives because of the offshore rig disaster that has led to the growing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Filed in federal court in New Orleans on Friday, the... Read More

Tests Performed On Gulf Oil Rig's Blowout Preventer Defended
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

METAIRIE, La. - (AP) An investigator who examined the safety device that failed to prevent last year's BP oil spill said Monday his firm did not skip critical tests under pressure to meet a deadline to file a report on what caused the contraption... Read More

Transocean Tries To Limit Liability For Sunken Oil Rig
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK — (AP) The company that owns the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig said Thursday it will petition a federal court in Houston to cap its overall liability from the incident at less than $27 million. Transocean Ltd. expects to receive $560 million... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Probe: Blowout Preventer Was Flawed
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The blowout preventer that should have stopped the BP oil spill cold failed because of faulty design and a bent piece of pipe, a testing firm hired by the government said Wednesday in a report that appears to shift some blame for the... Read More