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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 Report Blames Itself, Others For Oil Spill
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it. The 193-page report... 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

Government Hopes New Drilling Moratorium Can Survive
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Rebuffed twice by the courts, the Obama administration is taking another crack at a moratorium on deep-water drilling, stressing new evidence of safety concerns and no longer basing the moratorium on water depth. But those who... Read More

Pensions Weigh Options From BP Oil Spill
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The exasperation with BP felt by residents of the Gulf states is spreading to shareholders and some are taking the oil giant to court. Since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster on April 20, BP shares have lost about $85 billion... Read More

Few Taking Final Offers To Settle BP Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Records show that in the last two weeks more than 8,100 people and businesses have been offered final payments from BP's oil spill compensation fund, but few have accepted so far. Gulf Coast Claims Facility data show that only about... Read More

Oil Spill Claims Czar: Gulf Will Recover In 3 Years
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from BP's oil spill within three years, and all settlement offers to victims who lost revenue from the disaster will be based on that assessment, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation... 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 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

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