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JPMDL Asked To Consolidate Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho — (AP) A federal judicial panel wrestled Thursday with perceptions of bias and conflict among both judges and geography in figuring out where to consolidate more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies in the wake... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Gulf Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government's effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage . The government... Read More

BP Sues Oil Rig Owner For $40B; Blames It For Gulf Disaster
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence by both helped cause the disaster. The British company said... Read More

Judge Asked To Postpone Trial For Gulf Oil Spill Cases
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Some of the companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to postpone until 2012 a trial designed to assign percentages of fault in the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling project. Full version available... Read More

BP, Gulf Oil Spill Partners File Lawsuits Against Each Other
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A powerful plaintiff has joined the hundreds of people and businesses suing BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill: the Justice Department. The government, in an opening salvo in its effort to get billions of dollars... Read More

New Orleans Judge To Handle Most Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients... Read More

Oil Spill Legal Mess Likely One Of Costliest Ever
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) BP PLC and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are faced with fast-multiplying lawsuits that will provoke one of the most drawn-out and costliest legal battles in U.S. history, one that could easily consume the $20... Read More

Plaintiff Attorney Likens Oil Spill Defendants To 'Reservoir Dogs'
Posted on 4 Nov 2010 by Gregg Lawson

MIAMI BEACH - Remember the famous Mexican standoff scene in the movie "Reservoir Dogs" where the gang of crooks turn on each other, hold each other at gunpoint and then shoot each other? Plaintiff attorney Scott Summy of Baron & Budd... 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

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

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

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

Gulf Coast Rental Property Owner Sues BP For Economic Losses From Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The owner of a Gulf Coast vacation home has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, alleging economic losses caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and resulting oil spill ( Carden Simcox, et al. v. BP PLC, et... 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