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Oil Spill Commission Final Report Blames Deepwater Disaster On 'Systemic Failures'
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The presidential commission appointed to study the Deepwater Horizon disaster concludes in its final report that the Macondo well blowout can be traced to a series of mistakes by numerous parties "that reveal such systemic failures... Read More

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Announces Finalized Settlement With BP
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Joint Motions Seek Preliminary Court Approval NEW ORLEANS -- The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) leading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill announced April 18 that it has finalized its settlement with BP. The PSC has... Read More

Lawsuit Claims BP Took Advantage Of Cleanup Workers
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Three workers who helped BP in its oil spill cleanup efforts after last year's disaster accuse the oil giant in a federal lawsuit of denying them overtime pay and other benefits. The suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in... Read More

Potential Scams Top 7,000 In BP Spill Compensation
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations... Read More

Closeness To Gulf Oil Spill The Key To Many Claims
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the... 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

Number Of Residents Denied BP Compensation Money Up Sharply
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - (AP) Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically because of a flood of new filings coming in without proper documentation or with no proof at all, the head of the $20 billion BP fund said Monday. Some... Read More

Florida Developer Sues Halliburton Over Gulf Spill
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Florida real estate developer St. Joe Co. is suing Halliburton Co. over its role in the rig explosion that led to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. St. Joe said late Wednesday that Halliburton, which was responsible for encasing... 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

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

AIG Pays $23M In Gulf Oil Spill Claims; Total May Rise
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Taxpayers took another hit, this one indirect, from the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion through insurance claims related to the disaster. AIG, the insurance giant that is 80 percent owned by the government, said... Read More