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Mississippi Fishermen File Class Action Seeking Damages From Massive BP Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ( Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

Workers Injured In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion File Complaint In Texas
Posted on 6 May 2010 by Christopher Bauer

HOUSTON — (Mealey’s) Three injured workers and the widow of a man killed in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast last month filed a personal injury and wrongful death action in a Texas state court on May 4... Read More

Halliburton Agrees To Pay $1.1 Billion To Resolve Most Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 3 Sep 2014 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI), the company that was responsible for cement work for the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, on Sept. 2 filed an agreement in Louisiana federal court under which it will pay... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Swells
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by State Net

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $20.8 billion final settlement with BP over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. That sum is $2.1 billion bigger than the $18.7 billion initial settlement announced in July, which was already the... 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

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

Scientists Fret Over BP Funds For Gulf Research
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time... 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

Day Of Remembrance: 1 Year After Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters on Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in quiet prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful... Read More

AGs For 5 States Talk Legal Strategy For Oil Spill
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. – (AP) The attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas want BP PLC to sign an agreement spelling out exactly what "legitimate expenses" they'll cover from the spill. Florida AG Bill McCollum... 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

Contingency Fee Bill Could Help With BP Lawsuits
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE La. - (AP) A measure that would allow Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to hire lawyers on contingency squeaked out of the state Senate on Monday on the promise that it would help the state in any coming litigation against BP over... Read More

BP Claims Czar Continues Gulf Tour Amid Complaints
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAFITTE, La. - (AP) The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill claims fund continues his two-day swing across the Gulf Coast with visits to two southern Louisiana towns. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet with residents, business owners and... Read More