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Free Downloads For 3 Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits: Plaintiffs Suffering Lost Livelihoods
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Plaintiff firm Weitz & Luxenberg P.C . announced Aug. 3 the filing of a third lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of thousands of fishermen and others whose jobs are affected by the BP oil... Read More

Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Deepwater Horizon Rig Operator
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BENSALEM, Pa. — A class action lawsuit on behalf of the purchasers of the common stock of Transocean Ltd. between Aug. 5, 2009, and May 7, 2010, was filed May 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ( Yuen, et al. v.... Read More

Amended Florida Class Action Complaint Filed In BP Oil Spill Disaster
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A team of nationally known attorneys led by Tallahassee lawyer and Northeastern University Professor P. Tim Howard on May 6 filed an amended complaint in one of the first Florida class action lawsuits over the sinking of the... Read More

Commercial Fisherman Files Class Action Suit Against BP Over Oil Spill
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — On April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Brad Bradford of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, along with Mat Richardson of Jackson, Foster & Richardson, filed a class action lawsuit... Read More

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

Fishing Charters File Lawsuit Against BP America For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GULFPORT, Miss. — The owner of a fishing boat and a charter boat captain that operate in the Gulf of Mexico on May 12 filed a lawsuit against BP America for damages sustained after the BP oil spill in the Gulf, according to Hagens Berman , the Seattle... 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

Beasley Allen Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against BP Over Oil Dispersant Use
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C. on July 26 filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama against British Petroleum and Nalco Company ( Wright, et al. v. BP... 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

Transocean: BP Decisions Led To Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year largely blames oil giant BP for the disaster in an internal investigation report released Wednesday that bolsters the Swiss firm's arguments in the face of lawsuits... 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

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

Obama: BP Agrees To $20B Fund; Chairman Apologizes
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company's chairman apologized to America for the... Read More

Panel: BP Faulted Oil Rig Cement Work Years Before Gulf Blowout
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Oil company BP had identified problems with work by its cement company long before the massive Gulf oil well blowout, which investigations have blamed on cement failing at the bottom of the hole, a presidential panel investigating... Read More