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Louisiana Fishermen, Others File Class Action Lawsuit Over BP Oil Spill
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS — The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group has announced that Louisiana shrimpers, fishermen, charter boat captains, and seafood processing companies on May 4 filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other Louisiana residents... Read More

Mixed Results Shown From Dispersants In BP Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water's surface, but the chemicals lingered underwater, raising concerns about long-term problems... Read More

Special Master Sought To Oversee Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year's Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the claims process. They said in court papers Monday that administrator Kenneth Feinberg has been... Read More

BP Report Blames Itself, Others For Oil Spill
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it. The 193-page report... 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

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

Oil Spill Claims Czar: Gulf Will Recover In 3 Years
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from BP's oil spill within three years, and all settlement offers to victims who lost revenue from the disaster will be based on that assessment, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation... Read More

Day Of Remembrance: 1 Year After Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters on Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in quiet prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful... 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 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

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

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

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