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Judge Gives Preliminary Approval Of Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Louisiana federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico gave preliminary approval for two separate... Read More

Panelist: 'Interesting, Creative' Insurance Battles Over Gulf Oil Spill Loom
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could result in some "interesting and creative lawyering" in the insurance arena, an attorney on a four-member panel said June 25 on the last day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation... Read More

JPMDL Hearing Set For Arguments On Where To Send Oil Spill Cases
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) will hold a hearing July 28 in Boise, Idaho, to hear arguments on where to transfer the more than 140 cases related to the BP Gulf oil spill that have been filed in federal and state courts... 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

Where Does The BP Gulf Oil Spill Rank Among The World’s Worst?
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

The black crude keeps flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from an uncapped oil rig, the worst oil leak in U.S. history. On May 28, the chairman of BP upgraded the severity of the oil spill from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Liability: Only Question Is How Much BP Will Pay
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The question is not if BP will pay for the Gulf oil spill, but how much, a defense attorney said Thursday at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Asked to give the defense perspective... Read More

Oil Spill MDL Judge Issues Protocol For Evidence Preservation
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - Since consolidation last month of the Gulf oil spill litigation into MDL 2179 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier has taken up several issues. At a status conference, Judge Barbier discussed removal... Read More

Attorneys Gather Today For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation And Insurance Coverage Conference
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - More than 200 attorneys, in-house counsel and insurance professionals are gathered today at The Ritz-Carlton here for the first day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference . Chairs... 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

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

Raw Anger Spills At Conference On BP Gulf Disaster
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Some raw anger at BP spilled out today at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Kennedy & Madonna LLP in Hurley... 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