Oil Spill

107 ABA Journal Oil Spill articles.

Trial Looms in Legal Battle of Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin re Oil Spill Cleanup Machine
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Jun 1, 2012 5:15 PM CDT

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $7.8B BP Deal; Government Plaintiffs Will Have to Wait for Trial

A trial to determine BP’s liability for the Gulf oil spill has been pushed back until January, giving the company more time to reach a deal with litigants not covered…

DOJ Files First Criminal Charges in BP Oil Spill; Engineer Is Accused of Deleting Texts

The first criminal charges have been filed by the federal government relating to the BP oil spill.

A former BP engineer, Kurt Mix of Katy, Texas, is accused of deleting…

BP Reaches Estimated $7.8B Deal in Oil Spill; Will Feinberg Claimants Benefit?

BP has agreed to pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle a class action by around 100,000 plaintiffs and businesses harmed by the Gulf oil spill.

If U.S. District Judge…

Back to the Big Easy: ABA to Hold Its First Major Post-Katrina Meeting in New Orleans
BP Claims Halliburton Destroyed Oil Spill Evidence, Seeks Sanctions

BP claims in court papers filed Monday that its contractor Halliburton has intentionally destroyed damaging evidence about cement tests that could be used in a…

Feds Blame BP Shortcuts for Gulf Oil Spill in New Report Released Today

Reaching conclusions similar to those of earlier investigators, in the most comprehensive report to date on the cause of disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began on April 20,…

Brief Calls BP Compensation Process an ‘Abject Failure,’ Seeks Special Master

Lawyers suing BP over the Gulf oil spill would like a new person to oversee the $20 billion compensation fund: a court-appointed special master.

A supplemental brief (PDF)…

Miss. AG Sues Ken Feinberg for Oil Spill Claims Information

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a court to force Ken Feinberg to turn over records regarding BP oil spill claims for Gulf Coast residents who sought help from…

Court Gives Green Light to Stephen Baldwin Suit Against Kevin Costner Over Oil Spill Cleanup Machine

In happier days, actor Kevin Costner was winning acclaim for his reported efforts, with the help of a trial attorney, to develop a vaccum-cleaner-like machine to clean up oil spills…

BP Sues Three Contractors in Oil Spill, Seeks at Least $40B in Damages

BP claims in lawsuits filed yesterday that three contractors are responsible for the costs of the Gulf oil spill that has cost the company $40 billion in estimated expenses.

The…

Feds Ponder Possible Manslaughter and Perjury Charges in Gulf Oil Spill Case, Sources Tell AP

Department of Justice officials investigating the massive oil spill nearly a year ago in the Gulf of Mexico are considering possible perjury and manslaughter charges.

However, unidentified sources also caution…

DOJ Quietly Overhauls BP Oil Spill Probe

As the anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, Justice Department officials have only recently created a special task force to oversee a probe examining…

Kenneth Feinberg and BP Face Suits by Claimants Seeking to Undo Payouts

Kenneth Feinberg and the BP oil spill compensation fund are facing lawsuits by claimants who want to renounce their settlements so they can sue for more money.

One suit was…

Letters: Before the BP Fund

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