Legal News Podcast - BP Agrees to $ 1 Billion Settlement With Lessee in Gulf Oil Spill Disaster - Plus More Gulf Oil Spill Resources

Legal News Podcast - BP Agrees to $ 1 Billion Settlement With Lessee in Gulf Oil Spill Disaster - Plus More Gulf Oil Spill Resources

A Macondo well lessee agrees to a $1 billion settlement with BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and, a $212 million settlement is reached with two Madoff feeder funds. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. For the latest litigation news headlines, visit or

BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and affiliates Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. and MOEX USA Corp., which had a 10 percent interest in the Macondo Well where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was drilling, announced May 20 that they had reached an agreement in which MOEX USA will pay BP $1.06 billion to settle claims arising from the April 20, 2010, explosion of the rig that caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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You can also listen to these Podcasts on the Gulf Oil Spill: 

LexisNexis Podcast featuring Dr. Frederick A. Raffa On Damages Resulting From The Gulf Oil Spill.

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast featuring Chip Merlin of the Merlin Law Group on the environmental, insurance and wildlife implications of the Gulf oil spill.

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Fighting the Last War: The Relevance (and Irrelevance) of the Exxon Valdez Spill to the Deepwater Horizon Spill.

Read these Emerging Issue Analysis on the Gulf Oil Spill:

Bryant Gardner Examines Legislative Developments as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Winston & Strawn Update: Legislative Developments In Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts NEPA Review of Minerals Management Service.

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