Category: Maritime Lawsuits

Appeals Court Orders Judge Barbier to Give Further Consideration to BP Claims Dispute

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Government,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on October 8, 2013

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.

Transocean Employee Testifies Against BP at Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trial

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean on October 1, 2013

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

Judge Denies BP’s Attempt to Suspend Gulf Spill Payouts Pending Fraudulent Claims Investigation

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on July 22, 2013

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

Louisiana Maritime Lawyer Sues MADON Corporation on Behalf of Injured Seaman

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on June 25, 2013

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

Transocean Pleads Guilty and Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion to Resolve Deepwater Horizon Claims

Posted in Deepwater Horizon,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean on January 7, 2013

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.

BP Contracts with U.S. Government Temporarily Suspended for ‘Lack of Business Integrity.’

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Maritime Lawsuits on December 17, 2012

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… read more

BP Supervisors Charged in the 2010 Death of 11 Oil Rig Workers are Assigned New Judge

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on December 12, 2012

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.

Three BP Executives Criminally Charged in Macondo Well Blowout

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on December 3, 2012

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.

BP and Lawyers for Gulf Oil Spill Victims Seek $7.8 Billion Partial Settlement

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on November 8, 2012

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

Maritime Lawyer Sues MORAN TOWING CORPORATION on Behalf of Jones Act Seaman

Posted in Barge Accidents,Florida Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits,New York Maritime News on October 11, 2012

U.S. DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — Maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Florida seaman who was injured onboard the Sea Horse I while employed by Moran Towing Corporation at the time of the incident.