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. — The U.S. Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, after receiving reports that the 48-foot tug C-Pec was sinking near the town of Venice. Traffic on the river was shut down so that the Coast Guard could led a search for a sunken tugboat believed… 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
U.S.D.C. FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS DIVISION Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represents a 47-year-old man from Brooklyn, Connecticut who was injured on the M/V GULF FREEDOM while employed by DEFENDANT, MADCON Corporation. GENERAL ALLEGATIONS: Plaintiff was employed by MADCON Corporation. During his employment with MADON Corporation, Plaintiff was… read more
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — The coast Guard reported that four crew members and 19 passengers were safely transferred to a nearby boat after a Galliano-based offshore supply boat struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, June 14, and sank.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — In an article at Workboat Magazine, the president of a Louisiana towing company pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 6, to using his personal and business accounts to fund campaign contribution checks in the names of others in support of two candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2008, the Justice Department announced… read more
BATON ROUGE, LA – The captain of the tugboat, Shannon E. Settoon that was involved in the explosion and fire after hitting a gas pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12, 2013 has died as a result of his injuries.
LAFITTE, La. – The Coast Guard has determined that the Settoon vessel that struck a Chevron pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12 appears to be out of the navigation channel and ran over clearly marked white stakes that indicated the pipeline’s presence.
LAFITTE, La. — According to various media reports, a tugboat that was pushing an oil barge hit a gas pipeline in a bayou south of New Orleans Tuesday night, causing a fire that left four people injured, one critically.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – According to an article from Courthouse News, BP told their shareholders that a new court order could force them to make “substantially higher” payments than the initially projected $7.8 billions.