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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

Macondo Well Lessee Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and affiliates Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. and MOEX USA Corp., which had a 10 percent interest in the Macondo Well where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was drilling, announced May 20 that they... Read More

Company Agrees To Pay BP LLC $4 Billion To Settle Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP LLC announced Oct. 17 that it has reached a $4 billion settlement agreement with a company that held a 25 percent interest in the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill (... 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 Report Blames Numerous Parties, Factors For Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BP on Sept. 8 released a report blaming a number of factors and parties, including itself, Halliburton and Transocean, for the April 20 explosion on its Deepwater Horizon deepwater oil drilling rig. In a press release on the BP Web site ( www.bp... Read More

Plaintiff Attorney: Deepwater Horizon A 'Nightmare Well'
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Lax inspection, construction shortcuts and faulty equipment led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent failure to stop the millions of gallons of oil leaked, according to a plaintiff attorney... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Announces Finalized Settlement With BP
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Joint Motions Seek Preliminary Court Approval NEW ORLEANS -- The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) leading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill announced April 18 that it has finalized its settlement with BP. The PSC has... Read More

The Gulf Oil Spill: Where We Are One Year Later
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by Gregg Lawson

NEW ORLEANS - One year ago on April 20, an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in a spill it took three months to stop. A year after the worst offshore oil... 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

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

Panelist: 'Interesting, Creative' Insurance Battles Over Gulf Oil Spill Loom
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could result in some "interesting and creative lawyering" in the insurance arena, an attorney on a four-member panel said June 25 on the last day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation... Read More

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Now Processing Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Gulf Coast Claims Facility Administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg has announced that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) is fully functioning and will begin to process claims for emergency payment. All individual and business claims and supporting... Read More

Louisiana Department Of Health And Hospitals Report On Oil Spill Injuries, Illnesses
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. (CompNewsNetwork) - Two hundred and twenty-seven oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its sixth surveillance report released July 16. One hundred... Read More

JPMDL Hearing Set For Arguments On Where To Send Oil Spill Cases
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) will hold a hearing July 28 in Boise, Idaho, to hear arguments on where to transfer the more than 140 cases related to the BP Gulf oil spill that have been filed in federal and state courts... Read More

Administrator: $20B BP Escrow Fund To Cover Most Oil Spill Claims, Could Grow Larger
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The $20 billion BP escrow fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill will cover all claims against the company except for environmental cleanup and could eventually grow much larger, Michael K. Rozen of Feinberg Rozen said today at HB... Read More