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Transocean Seeks Delay Of Oil Spill Depositions
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The company that owns the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig argued in federal court Tuesday that plaintiffs should not begin collecting evidence and testimony on the Gulf oil spill until the November deadline for claimants to file suit. Transocean... Read More

Presidential Panel Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Happen Again
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Disasters like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig could happen again without significant reform, according to the conclusions of a presidential panel that described systemic problems within the offshore oil and gas industry... Read More

Lawsuit Says BP Official Resigned Over Safety Issues
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A former official with BP's drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico resigned just months before last year's oil spill because of disagreements with the oil giant over its commitment to safety, according to a class-action federal... Read More

Obama Demands Thorough Probe From Oil Spill Panel
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama gave the leaders of an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill marching orders Tuesday to thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Iraq Case Against Halliburton
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who wants to sue Halliburton for the brain injury her husband suffered when a truck in a fuel convoy crashed in Iraq. The justices, without comment Monday, let stand a federal... Read More

Oil Spill Criminal Case Difficult Against Executives
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) It's virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. But for any company executives... 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

Texas Woman Loses Iraq Rape Case Against KBR
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A former KBR Inc. employee who said she was drugged and raped while working in Iraq lost her lawsuit against the military contractor Friday. The jury of eight men and three women rejected Jamie Leigh Jones' claims a day after starting... 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

High Court To Review Class Action Against Halliburton
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear an appeal by Halliburton Co. shareholders who want to pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price starting when former Vice President... Read More

BP Gets $1 Billion Settlement From Gulf Well Partner
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) BP has struck a deal to receive around $1 billion from one of its minority partners in the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, raising hopes it will successfully pursue other companies involved and reduce its bill for the disaster. BP PLC said... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Probe: Blowout Preventer Was Flawed
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The blowout preventer that should have stopped the BP oil spill cold failed because of faulty design and a bent piece of pipe, a testing firm hired by the government said Wednesday in a report that appears to shift some blame 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

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