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Second Lawsuit Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP And Gulf Coast Claims Facility Removed To Federal Court
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Complaint Alleges Gross Negligence, Fraud, Fraudulent Inducement and Unjust Enrichment FORT MYERS, Fla. - A second lawsuit against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) was removed from state court to the U.S... 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

BP Shareholders File Lawsuit Over Gulf Oil Spill In Eastern District Of Louisiana
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Citing the company's history of safety lapses, cost cutting and workplace disasters, shareholders who purchased stock in BP on June 10 filed a class action lawsuit based on claims that the company mislead investors before the Deepwater... 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

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

Mobile Resident Files Lawsuit Against BP Charging Ill Health Effects From Exposure To Oil
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Charging BP and other defendants with harming his health and causing serious personal injuries, a Mobile, Ala., resident and recreational fisherman has filed suit against 16 companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (... Read More

AP Sources: Manslaughter Charge Explored In Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Manslaughter and perjury are among possible charges that Justice Department investigators are exploring in the early stages of their probe into the Gulf oil spill, people familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. These people said... Read More

Judge Halts Oil, Gas Development On Chukchi Sea
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold... Read More

BP, Gulf Oil Spill Partners File Lawsuits Against Each Other
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety... Read More

Court Rejects Bid To Restore Drilling Moratorium
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not... Read More

Kin Of Oil Rig Worker Killed In Explosion Settle Legal Claims
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The parents of a rig worker killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion nearly a year ago have settled their legal claims against companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. A New Orleans federal court filing Friday says the parents... Read More

BP Gulf Spill Costs Hit $2 Billion, No End Yet
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - (AP ) BP said Monday it has spent $2 billion in two months fighting its Gulf of Mexico oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight. The British oil giant released its latest tally of response costs, including $105... 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

Feinberg Calls His Oil Spill Claims Work 'Unparalleled'
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The administrator in charge of Gulf oil spill claims argues in a court filing posted Tuesday that the openness of the process has been "nothing short of extraordinary" and his efforts to compensate victims have exceeded what... Read More