Archive for the ‘Maritime Lawsuits’ Category
BP is currently being suspended from new contracts with the U.S. Government. On November 15, BP agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the death of ii oil rig workers that occurred on April 20, 2010. aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. BP also pled guilty to lying to congress on how much oil was spewing from the blownout Macondo well. The suspension is due to BP’s “lack of business integrity.”
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Two BP supervisors, who were charged in the deaths of 11 oil rig workers who were killed in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, have been assigned a new judge.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — In a hearing held on on Tuesday, Nov. 27, BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle the criminal charges and related Securities and Exchange Commission charges against the oil company that occurred more than 2½ years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — According to Bloomberg Businessweek, BP and Lawyers representing Gulf oil spill victims as a result of the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 10, 2010, are asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to approve a proposed $7.8 billion partial settlement of claims, while attorneys for thousands of plaintiffs seek rejection or modification of the agreement.
HOUSTON, TX — A lawsuit has been filed in Texas against BP for tens of millions of dollars by institutional investors who claim the oil company misled them over its safety policies and the magnitude of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred on April 20, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded killing 11 oil rig workers and created the largest offshore oil spill in the history of the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A settlement by South Harmony Shipping of Panama, owners of the oil tanker the Dubai Star, was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 9, by the district attorneys of San Francisco and Alameda County in Northern California.
A new video has been released of the 2010 deadly duck boat accident that happened along the Delaware River near Philadelphia that killed two Hungarian students when a barge slammed into their tour boat. The video footage is pretty tough to look at.