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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

New Orleans Judge To Handle Most Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients... Read More

'The Bayou' Seethes over BP Cash
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - (AP) The Gulf oil spill has replaced most of the shrimp, oysters and crabs flowing into this sleepy coastal hamlet with cash gobs of it. But if this is a boomtown, it's a bitter one. Bayou La Batre, population 2,313, has received... Read More

Gulf Oil Dilemma: Accept Payout From BP Or Sue?
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Alabama seafood market owner David Scott faces a difficult decision as he tries to rejuvenate his business after the Gulf oil spill: He can accept a piece of BP's $20 billion claims fund relatively fast, easy money or sue the oil giant... Read More

BP Says It Has Paid $29 Million In Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) BP says it has paid at least $29 million to people claiming economic losses because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil company said in court documents Tuesday in Louisiana that it has yet to deny any claims. Many of the claims are from... Read More

Problems Plague BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - (AP) In the rush to get compensation from BP after its massive oil spill, the $20 billion fund that the company created has been inundated with questionable documentation, inflated claims and in some cases, outright fraud all slowing... Read More

EPA Releases First Round Of Peer Review Toxicity Testing Data For 8 Oil Dispersants
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Environmental Protection Agency has released peer reviewed results from the first round of its own independent toxicity testing on eight oil dispersants. EPA conducted testing to ensure that decisions about ongoing dispersant... Read More

Mississippi Fishermen File Class Action Seeking Damages From Massive BP Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ( Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More