NEW ORLEANS, La. – Kenneth Feinberg, the man who was in charge of the BP $20B Gulf oil spill fund, has been relieved of his duties and replaced by a new administrator.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, a Federal Judge made a ruling in the civil case involving BP, Plc and Halliburton, the company that provided the cement that was supposed to seal off the Macondo well head in the Gulf Oil Spill disaster in April, 2010.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has received a stack of motions from BP asking him to seal testimony and strike evidence in the upcoming Gulf Oil Spill trial scheduled for February 27, 2012. It appears that BP’s motions to seal testimony and strike evidence is a key part of their defense strategy.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP made their latest filing on Monday, Jan 2, in New Orleans federal court reiterating a claim they first made last April that they are entitled to payment from Houston-based contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expenses and lost profits resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill disaster.
WASHINGTON – According to the Obama Administration, BP and two other companies may face more citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill.
HELENA, MT – The Huffington Post reports in a recent article that BP lawyers are asking a district judge to dismiss a Montana lawsuit that alleges that BP took millions of dollars in insurance money and then left the state with the bill for cleaning contamination from leaky underground storage tanks.
Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Gulf Coast,Halliburton,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on September 5, 2011
HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Halliburton has filed a lawsuit against BP PLC Friday, Sept 2, in the Texas state court claiming negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.
Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded last year on April 20, 2010 killing 11 oil rig workers and spread millions of gallons of oil across gulf waters and beaches, has issued an extensive report Wednesday that points most of the blame at BP, the owner of the Macondo well. In… read more
HOUSTON, TX – On PBS Newshour, Hari Sreenivasan conducts an interview with Chris Choy, his wife, Monica and his attorney, maritime lawyer Steve Gordon. One Year Later after the explosion, fire and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, oil rig worker, Chris Choy has had no income and his case is stalled in Federal Court.
Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Government,Gulf Coast,Halliburton,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean,World Maritime News on January 12, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP, Transocean and Haliburton are likely to face criminal charges after months of investigation by the Obama administration commission and other panels where they concluded that these companies were likely negligent in the Gulf oil spill disaster that took place April 20, 2010 on the Deepwater Horizon. David Uhlmann, former chief… read more