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BP must live with oil spill settlement terms, court rules

BP must abide by terms of a $9.2 billion settlement it reached with victims of the 2010 oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in rejecting the company’s objections that the deal is being misinterpreted by the claims administrator. BP must resume paying millions of dollars in business-loss claims that were temporarily halted in… Read More »

Production set to resume at platform where fire killed three workers

Black Elk Energy expects to put a Gulf of Mexico production platform back online early next week, nine months after an explosion killed three people and injured two others on the platform. “Repairs have been completed and we expect to reinstate production shortly,” said Art Garza, chief technical officer for Black Elk, in a conference… Read More »

Victims’ lawyers challenge BP’s effort to block payments

Attorneys for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill say a judge should deny BP’s latest effort to halt payments from its multibillion-dollar class action settlement because the company has failed to show that any claim has been calculated or paid improperly.                         A lawyer for the claims administrator also filed court papers… Read More »

Spill defendant says prosecutors manufactured lawyer conflict

A former BP executive charged with lying to Congress about how much oil was flowing following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill says the government is trying to manufacture a conflict of interest to disqualify one of his trial attorneys.                         In court papers filed this week, David Rainey’s lawyers say a federal judge should… Read More »

Bankruptcy judge to manage Gulf spill victims’ attorney fee disputes

A federal bankruptcy judge has been appointed to rule on future disagreements over attorney fees related to the multibillion-dollar settlement between BP and victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier appointed Judge Jerry A. Brown of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana… Read More »

BP loses ruling on spill claims

NEW ORLEANS – BP may have to pay billions of dollars it didn’t expect to under last year’s settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a federal judge Friday rejected the company’s request that the court block payment of some of the claims. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier told BP… Read More »

Halliburton says BP motion a ‘sideshow’

Saying it hasn’t violated any court order, Halliburton asked a federal judge Tuesday to throw out BP’s request for sanctions against it in a dispute over key evidence in the Gulf oil spill trial. “BP’s motion, which is the latest chapter in its book of finger-pointing, seeks to create a mid-trial sideshow to divert attention… Read More »

Have you been involved in an automobile accident?

The Woodlands Car Accident Attorneys Americans are more reliant on their automobiles than ever and as a result, most of us will get in some kind of car accident in some point in our lives. Hopefully, they will not be serious and will simply require the exchange of insurance information.  There may come a time… Read More »

Two lawyers to tell clients to seek own BP deals

Two leading attorneys for plaintiffs in the BP oil-spill case plan to recommend their thousands of clients drop out of the class-action settlement and try their luck in court. Tony Buzbee, a Houston-based attorney representing more than 12,000 individual plaintiffs, said he plans to advise his clients they can get a better deal than the… Read More »

Steffy: Victim's father sees big omission in BP talks

Keith Jones has heard about the government’s negotiations over criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Amid all the talk of multibillion-dollar fines, though, he sees a glaring omission. “Nobody has done anything to prosecute the people who were directly responsible for these deaths,” said Jones, who lives in Baton Rouge, La. Jones’ son,… Read More »

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