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BP Spill Class Action Alleges Profiteering, Seeks Punitive Damages
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

NEW ORLEANS - A group of fishermen, property owners, business owners, and wage earners from five states on Aug. 20 filed a nationwide class action for punitive damages in the BP oil spill ( Corliss Gallo, et al. v. BP , No. 2:10-cv-02795, E.D. La.). ... Read More

Alabama Beachfront Property Owners File Class Action Against BP
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. - Owners of beachfront and coastal property in Alabama on June 3 filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama here on behalf of themselves and others like them who have suffered damage to their... Read More

Transportation Authority Sues BP, Officers Over Pension Fund Losses
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. - The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on May 21 sued BP, its subsidiaries, its officers and its partners in the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling project for losses on BP stock in its pension fund since the massive... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Workers Complain Of Flulike Symptoms
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich has seen patients come through his emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea. In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on... Read More

BP: Cleanup Costs For Oil Spill Will Be 'Severe'
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) BP PLC Chief Executive Tony Hayward sought Friday to reassure investors about the fallout of the oil spill, saying the company has "considerable firepower" to cope with costs he acknowledged will be "severe" and long... Read More

Oil Spill Criminal Case Difficult Against Executives
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) It's virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. But for any company executives... 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

Gulf Oil Spill Probe: Blowout Preventer Was Flawed
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The blowout preventer that should have stopped the BP oil spill cold failed because of faulty design and a bent piece of pipe, a testing firm hired by the government said Wednesday in a report that appears to shift some blame for the... Read More