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The Cost Of Environmental Damage: Refineries, Pesticide Manufacturer Pay Out $150 Million In Recent Settlements Of Separate Suits
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

While the Gulf Oil Spill has communities and government agencies focusing on mitigation and prevention, not to mention restitution, the United States is joining with states around the country to ensure that environmental laws are being enforced for everyday... Read More

LexisNexis Library Features Resources Related To Gulf Oil Spill Litigation
Posted on 27 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

If you are taking on work related to the Gulf oil spill, there are numerous resources in the LexisNexis library that will help you get up to speed quickly, while honing your litigation skills. Click here to learn more . Read More

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

Burton LeBlanc Hired By La. Office Of Coastal Protection And Restoration
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - Environmental attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baton Rouge and his firm Baron & Budd have been retained by Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell to provide counsel to the state of Louisiana's designated trustees... Read More

Baron And Budd's Burton LeBlanc Elected Vice President Of American Association For Justice
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - Baron and Budd Shareholder Burton LeBlanc was recently elected vice president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the association's Annual Convention in New York. LeBlanc is the head of the Baron and Budd's Baton... 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 Announces Preliminary $7.8 Billion Settlement With Plaintiffs Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 3 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Estimated $7.8B settlement expected to be paid from $20 billion Trust BP has reached a settlement with the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), subject to final written agreement, to resolve the substantial majority of legitimate economic loss... Read More

Raw Anger Spills At Conference On BP Gulf Disaster
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Some raw anger at BP spilled out today at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Kennedy & Madonna LLP in Hurley... Read More

Oil Spill MDL Judge Issues Protocol For Evidence Preservation
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - Since consolidation last month of the Gulf oil spill litigation into MDL 2179 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier has taken up several issues. At a status conference, Judge Barbier discussed removal... Read More

Civil Trial Over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Delayed A Week
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - In a joint statement, BP and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Feb. 26 adjourned the start of the Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation 2179... Read More

Former BP Engineer Arrested For Obstructing Justice In Oil Spill Investigation
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice on April 24 announced that a former engineer for BP PLC was arrested for two counts of obstructing justice in the criminal investigation of the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon... Read More

Halliburton, Transocean Strike Back At BP Oil Spill Report
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Halliburton and Transocean have struck back at their partner in the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded and caused the massive Gulf oil spill, criticizing the findings of a BP investigation report released Sept. 8 that found them equally to blame... Read More

BP, Plaintiffs Agree To $7.8 Billion Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation court in Louisiana for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reached an agreement on March... Read More

Attorneys Gather Today For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation And Insurance Coverage Conference
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - More than 200 attorneys, in-house counsel and insurance professionals are gathered today at The Ritz-Carlton here for the first day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference . Chairs... Read More