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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

Judge Won't Let Sierra Club Join Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A federal magistrate judge won't allow the Sierra Club to join a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against BP and other companies over last year's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Sally Shushan said in her... Read More

BP Agrees To $25 Million Penalty For 2006 Alaska Spills
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope. The... 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

Law Center Prepares Lawsuit Over Mich. Oil Spill
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MARSHALL, Mich. - (AP) A public interest law firm prepared Monday to sue the owners of a pipeline that ruptured in southern Michigan and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a Kalamazoo River tributary, while residents voiced concerns to... Read More

BP Gets $1 Billion Settlement From Gulf Well Partner
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) BP has struck a deal to receive around $1 billion from one of its minority partners in the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, raising hopes it will successfully pursue other companies involved and reduce its bill for the disaster. BP PLC said... Read More

Dead Animals Are Exhibit A In Gulf Investigation
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining... Read More

Oil Company Sued Over Chronic California Spills
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Government regulators sued an oil company Friday over 21 spills of crude oil and other harmful pollutants in Santa Barbara County waterways over five years. The complaint claims Greka Oil & Gas Co., now known as HVI Cat Canyon... Read More

Brad Marten On Fighting The Last War: The Relevance (And Irrelevance) Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill To The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Bradley M. Marten

By Brad Marten A number of us in the Pacific Northwest can remember the phone call that came in the spring of 1989 telling us to come to Alaska. There had been an oil spill, the caller said, and we had better get up there right away. We packed up and... Read More

9th Circuit Narrows Circumstances Under Which Attorney Fees Won’t Be Awarded In CWA Litigation
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance sued the City of Seward, Alaska, for violation of the CWA in discharging pollutants without an NPDES permit from both the small boat harbor and the industrial park. About 9 months later, both parties filed MSJ;... Read More

Williams Mullen: Clean Water Rule Opens Litigation Floodgates
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By A. Keith "Kip" McAlister, Jr. | With much fanfare, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) recently issued a final rule clarifying which bodies of water are “waters of the United States” protected under the... Read More

BP Exploration Alaska To Pay $25 Million For North Slope Oil Spill
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on May 4 announced that BP Exploration Alaska... Read More

Oil Spill MDL Judge Dismisses Environmental Claims For Injunctive Relief
Posted on 17 Jun 2011 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge presiding over cases stemming from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on June 16 dismissed claims seeking injunctive relief against BP Plc. and Transocean... Read More