Oil Spill

107 ABA Journal Oil Spill articles.

BP accuses lawyer of representing phantom clients in oil spill

BP is accusing a Texas lawyer of “brazen fraud” in his representation of thousands of Gulf oil spill clients who turned out to be “phantoms.”

In a lawsuit

In a victory for BP, 5th Circuit tells judge to re-evaluate oil-spill payout formula

BP’s complaints that undeserving claimants were winning oil-spill payouts will get a new look as a result of a federal appeals court ruling.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court…

How many barrels of oil were spilled in BP’s Gulf well? Judge must decide

The federal judge presiding overseeing the civil bench trial concerning the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now faced with a problem almost as daunting as the…

Judge nixes attorney fees for lawyer in oil spill case, says client’s signature on doc was forged

Saying that he believes a plaintiff’s signature on a legal representation document concerning the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was forged, a federal judge in New Orleans nixed attorney fees…

With billions at issue, trial begins to apportion fault for oil spill among BP, its subcontractors

A federal judge in New Orleans began hearing opening statements Monday in a trial to determine how to apportion blame between BP Plc and its subcontractors for the massive oil…

Judge approves Transocean’s guilty plea in Gulf oil spill

A federal judge in Houston has approved a plea agreement with Transocean, the Swiss-based owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, for its…

Judge OKs BP plea deal despite objections; pollution case looms

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a plea deal in which BP agreed to pay $4 billion to resolve criminal charges over the Gulf oil spill.

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Transocean to Pay $1.4B to Resolve DOJ Criminal Probe, Other Federal Claims re Gulf Oil Spill

The company that owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and safety equipment involved in the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill nearly three years ago has agreed to pay $1.4…

It’s Not Just Money Fears Blocking Access to Legal Help; Lawyer Distrust Is Growing
Misinterpreted Pressure Readings Cited in Manslaughter Indictment Against Two BP Supervisors

Two BP supervisors have been charged with manslaughter in the Gulf oil disaster in an indictment that accuses them of misinterpreting pressure readings just before the blowout that killed 11…

BP Says It Will Pay $4.5B to Resolve Federal Criminal and Securities Allegations

Updated and corrected: BP has announced it will pay $4.5 billion to resolve federal criminal and securities allegations in connection with the Gulf oil spill.

The company…

BP Said to Be Near Federal Plea Deal with Record Criminal Penalty

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly set to announce a plea deal with BP that will include a record criminal penalty for its actions in the Gulf oil spill.

Biloxi Blues: Legal-Cost Fears Have Victims of the Oil Spill Sliding out of the Middle Class
Probe: Narrow BP Focus on Worker Safety Missed Big-Picture Issues Resulting in Massive Gulf Spill

Focused on worker safety, BP failed to anticipate adequately big-picture risks that led to the 2010 explosion and fire in its Gulf of Mexico oil rig that killed 11 people…

Federal Jury Sides with Kevin Costner in Stephen Baldwin’s $17M Suit Over Oil Spill Cleanup Machines
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Jun 15, 2012 5:37 PM CDT

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