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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

Case of the Week: The ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Oil Spill
Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Nearly 4 ½ years after the oil well beneath the "Deepwater Horizon” rig blew out and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, legal news surrounding the disaster again made headlines last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 2... Read More

Class Action Filed On Behalf Of Alabama Gulf Coast Restaurant Industry
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Alabama restaurant owners along the Alabama Gulf Coast for losses resulting from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico... Read More

Second Lawsuit Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP And Gulf Coast Claims Facility Removed To Federal Court
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Complaint Alleges Gross Negligence, Fraud, Fraudulent Inducement and Unjust Enrichment FORT MYERS, Fla. - A second lawsuit against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) was removed from state court to the U.S... 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

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

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

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

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