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NY Comptroller Wants Lead Status In BP Lawsuit
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has hired outside lawyers in an effort to become the lead plaintiff in a federal class-action lawsuit by investors against BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. DiNapoli, as trustee of the state's... 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

Lawyers Assert Venue for Oil-Claims Suits
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho-(Wall Street Journal) Louisiana plaintiffs' attorneys appealed to a federal judicial panel on Thursday to send the sprawling oil-spill litigation to a judge in New Orleans, while defense attorneys said the setting was too tainted by... 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

Amended Florida Class Action Complaint Filed In BP Oil Spill Disaster
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A team of nationally known attorneys led by Tallahassee lawyer and Northeastern University Professor P. Tim Howard on May 6 filed an amended complaint in one of the first Florida class action lawsuits over the sinking of the... Read More

Commercial Fisherman Files Class Action Suit Against BP Over Oil Spill
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — On April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Brad Bradford of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, along with Mat Richardson of Jackson, Foster & Richardson, filed a class action lawsuit... 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

Lawsuit Targets Gulf Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Complaint Alleges Gross Negligence, Fraud, Fraudulent Inducement and Unjust Enrichment TAMPA, Fla. - A first-of-its-kind lawsuit has been filed in Florida state court against the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), its administrator, Kenneth R. Feinberg... Read More

Fishing Charters File Lawsuit Against BP America For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GULFPORT, Miss. — The owner of a fishing boat and a charter boat captain that operate in the Gulf of Mexico on May 12 filed a lawsuit against BP America for damages sustained after the BP oil spill in the Gulf, according to Hagens Berman , the Seattle... Read More