Gulf Coast Disaster News
|September 16, 2010, 8:49 am|
BP is facing mounting opposition to its strategy of stalling the lawsuits of some Gulf of Mexico oil spill claimants, by forcing them to apply to a $20bn compensation fund first.
|September 13, 2010, 9:47 am|
Up to 200 American lawyers are formulation a category movement opposite BP that could be one of the majority costly yet.
|September 7, 2010, 8:58 am|
Oil industry executives in the US call the Gulf of Mexico the "wild wild west", a place where regulations are rarely enforced and offshore operators can do what they want. Barack Obama has promised to tighten regulations to prevent a repeat of the Gulf disaster but many within the industry are sceptical that much will really change.
|August 11, 2010, 2:55 pm|
BP will have to wait a few more days before declaring its Deepwater Horizon well permanently sealed because a tropical storm may be heading for the Gulf of Mexico.
|August 11, 2010, 2:48 pm|
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday consolidated more than 70 suits over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in federal court in Louisiana, despite BP PLC's efforts to transfer the cases to Texas.
|August 11, 2010, 8:57 am|
Oil Change International
As the focus of BP’s disaster shifts momentarily from the ocean to the courtroom it looks likely that lawyers not yet born look set to work on this one too. And BP looks set to have lost round one.
|August 11, 2010, 8:55 am|
The Eastern District of Louisiana and the Southern District of Texas each landed a piece of the MDL action related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
|August 10, 2010, 4:14 pm|
In March 2005, BP's Texas City refinery, located 30 miles south of Houston, exploded, killing 15 and injuring hundreds. The incident raised to 40 the death toll at the refinery over the last two decades.
|August 10, 2010, 4:07 pm|
The legal cases against BP and others are only beginning, and lawyers involved predict the ultimate cost may exceed the $20 billion the company has promised for a claims fund.
|August 10, 2010, 4:03 pm|
The man who has taken over the government agency that regulates offshore drilling said Tuesday he can't see the Obama administration's ban on the practice "lasting longer than November 30."
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