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The Gulf Oil Spill: Where We Are One Year Later
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by Gregg Lawson

NEW ORLEANS - One year ago on April 20, an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in a spill it took three months to stop. A year after the worst offshore oil... Read More

Plaintiff Attorney: Deepwater Horizon A 'Nightmare Well'
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Lax inspection, construction shortcuts and faulty equipment led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent failure to stop the millions of gallons of oil leaked, according to a plaintiff attorney... Read More

Administrator: $20B BP Escrow Fund To Cover Most Oil Spill Claims, Could Grow Larger
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The $20 billion BP escrow fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill will cover all claims against the company except for environmental cleanup and could eventually grow much larger, Michael K. Rozen of Feinberg Rozen said today at HB... Read More

Halliburton, Transocean Strike Back At BP Oil Spill Report
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Halliburton and Transocean have struck back at their partner in the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded and caused the massive Gulf oil spill, criticizing the findings of a BP investigation report released Sept. 8 that found them equally to blame... 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

Oil Dispersants In The Gulf: A 'Scientific Experiment?'
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The use of dispersants on oil leaking from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig could create a toxic stew of byproducts, and past oil spills are of little help in predicting what damage could be done to the Gulf of Mexico, speakers said today at... Read More

BP Report Blames Numerous Parties, Factors For Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BP on Sept. 8 released a report blaming a number of factors and parties, including itself, Halliburton and Transocean, for the April 20 explosion on its Deepwater Horizon deepwater oil drilling rig. In a press release on the BP Web site ( www.bp... Read More

Gulf Coast Rental Property Owner Sues BP For Economic Losses From Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The owner of a Gulf Coast vacation home has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, alleging economic losses caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and resulting oil spill ( Carden Simcox, et al. v. BP PLC, et... Read More

Class Action Filed On Behalf Of Alabama Gulf Coast Restaurant Industry
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Alabama restaurant owners along the Alabama Gulf Coast for losses resulting from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico... Read More

BP's Hayward Defends Company's Safety Record
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward defended his company's safety record Wednesday in the face of questions from British lawmakers, and said the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should not lead to a universal ban on deepwater drilling. Hayward gave... Read More

BP Sues Oil Rig Owner For $40B; Blames It For Gulf Disaster
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence by both helped cause the disaster. The British company said... 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

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

Alabama AG Sues BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Alabama's attorney general is suing BP and others over the Gulf oil spill because he says the oil company has broken too many promises about accepting responsibility for the disaster. Attorney General Troy King filed two lawsuits... Read More

Oil Spill Panel Hears About Halliburton Warning
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Federal investigators probing the blowout that led to the Gulf oil spill grilled a Halliburton official Tuesday about concerns the petroleum services firm raised over the potential for a severe gas flow problem if a BP plan was used. Halliburton... Read More