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Putting a Human Face on a Catastrophe: DEEPWATER HORIZON
Posted on 27 Oct 2016 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Thomas C. Fitzhugh, III, Esq., Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC BP hired Transocean to drill in a well in 5,000 feet of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (Macondo project) about 35 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. The semi-submersible... Read More

FL: CFO Alex Sink Calls on Feinberg to Clarify Claims Process
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Kenneth Feinberg, the Independent Claims Facility Administrator for BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, requesting that Feinberg clarify his position on whether... Read More

TX: Maritime Attorney Says Companies Behind Oil Spill Need to Be Held Accountable for Injuries and Losses
Posted on 16 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HOUSTON, TX - Kurt Arnold , a lawyer with a law firm representing several survivors of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, says the companies involved should address their responsibility rather than shifting blame and seeking ways to cap their liability... Read More

Top US DoL Officials to Travel to Gulf Coast to Meet With Affected Workers
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - At the direction of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, July 7 through 9, three U.S. Department of Labor agency heads will travel to Gulf states impacted by the BP Deepwater spill. The delegation will include Assistant... Read More

OSHA Updates on Oil Spill Workers' Safety
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by

Washington , DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Oil spill workers are on the front lines of the nation's response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. At this time, there are over 13,000 cleanup workers employed by BP or its contractors; 1,700 boats are supporting... Read More

FL: AG Calls For Changes To Flawed Oil Spill Claims Process
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi met with Ken Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) to call for changes to the oil spill claims process. Florida’s Attorney General also filed a statement... Read More

FL: CFO Asks BP Oil Spill Claimants To Provide Input On Victim Compensation
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is asking the state’s business community and BP Oil Spill claimants for their suggestions and any concerns regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and... Read More

LA: DHH, DEQ Ask OSHA To Investigate Oil Spill Worker Conditions, Safety
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by

Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - The secretaries of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) sent a letter to Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Assistant Secretary... Read More

FL: CFO Sends Letter To BP Claims Administrator
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Please see the attached letter from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to Kenneth Feinberg, BP Claims Administrator, formally requesting that a representative of the Florida Department of Financial Services participate... Read More

FL: CFO Urges Claims Administrator Feinberg to Improve Claims Process
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the new $20 billion escrow account for Gulf oil spill claims from BP, urging him to implement changes that would... Read More

FL: DWC Offers Deepwater Horizon WC Compliance Seminars
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation, Bureau of Compliance, is offering Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Workers' Compensation Compliance Seminars in the Florida panhandle. Topics to be addressed will include Florida... Read More