NEW ORLEANS, La. — The second phase of the BP oil spill trial which began on Monday, October 7, in New Orleans, is set to determine how much oil was spilled. In the meantime, BP was handed down a partial win by a Federal Appeals court, regarding the intial interpretation of the settlement claims agreement.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Robert Turlak, a Transocean employee, took the witness stand on Tuesday, and testified that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team’s design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010. Transocean was the owner of the… read more
According to a Reuters article dated July 19, a federal judge denied oil giant BP’s attempt to suspend payments related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, while fraudulent claims are being investigated from the payout fund. The appeal is “BP Exploration & Production Inc et al. vs Lake… read more
On the heels of British oil giant BP’s appeal to New Orleans court to reassess the terms of its compensation deal with local businesses, they have set up a hotline for people to report allegations of fraud. BP promises that “tips that lead directly to an indictment, a recovery of money paid, or the denial… read more
NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP Oil has mounted an aggressive ad campaign placing full-page advertisements scheduled for publication on Wednesday, June 26, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The ad accuses “trial lawyers and some politicians” of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated… read more
NEW ORLEANS, La. — On Thursday Jan. 3, Transocean pleaded guilty to environmental crime and agreed to pay $1.4 billion in penalties and fines to resolve claims over Deepwater Horizon.
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… read more
Greenpeace has obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing that officials of the Obama administration are tightly controlling information about whales and other wildlife caught up in the disaster.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Both BP and the U.S Coast Guard said that the September 2012 oil sheen that appeared in the Gulf and was linked by laboratory tests to the Macondo well, most likely came from a piece of discarded equipment from the April 10, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The US Coast Guard confirmed that an oil sheen spotted near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill matches oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.