Gulf Coast Disaster News
|September 25, 2012, 10:32 am|
Originally posted by David Ingram - Reuters - September 7, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP executives wanted to concentrate blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on "blue collar rig workers" in order to save themselves, U.S. government lawyers wrote in a court document that until Thursday was partially redacted.
|September 19, 2012, 1:19 pm|
Keith Jones has heard about the government’s negotiations over criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Amid all the talk of multibillion-dollar fines, though, he sees a glaring omission.
“Nobody has done anything to prosecute the people who were directly responsible for these deaths,” said Jones, who lives in Baton Rouge, La.
Jones’ son, Gordon, was among the 11 men killed aboard the Deepwater Horizon, but he’s also a lawyer involved in the case. He’s “somewhat mystified” that all the talk involving the government’s criminal claims against BP, the rig’s operator, and Transocean, its owner, have been about fines for pollution crimes.
|August 20, 2012, 11:57 am|
Danny Hatcher had more questions than answers after he got a letter explaining proposed compensation for persistent respiratory problems and fatigue he attributes to working on a cleanup crew after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
|July 17, 2012, 11:44 pm|
Brent Coon and Associates (BCA) is pleased to announce the resolution of its first cases with the BP Oil Spill Settlement program.
|July 2, 2012, 1:45 pm|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday removed an obstacle to settling legal claims emerging from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when it approved a spending plan for the billions of dollars it expects the government to collect.
|May 3, 2012, 9:22 am|
BP and lawyers suing the company won preliminary approval of their proposed settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
|April 26, 2012, 9:20 am|
The U.S. judge presiding over lawsuits tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said he is “leaning” toward approving BP Plc (BP/)'s multibillion dollar settlement with private plaintiffs.
|April 19, 2012, 8:40 am|
Originally posted by Cain Boudeau - AP - April 18, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP and attorneys for more than 100,000 people and businesses presented a federal judge Wednesday with a class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The London-based oil giant and the lawyers are asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans to give preliminary approval to the settlement agreement. The judge is scheduled to consider their request April 25.
|April 19, 2012, 8:37 am|
Originally posted by Margaret Cronin Fisk, Jef Feeley and Dawn McCarty - Bloomberg - Apr 18, 2012
BP Plc (BP/) and lawyers suing the company over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill submitted their proposed settlement agreement to the judge overseeing the litigation.
Lawyers for both sides filed the accord today with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans for preliminary approval. They asked Barbier to hold a Nov. 8 fairness hearing before final approval of the accord and to postpone any trial on liability until after the hearing. Barbier today set a hearing April 25 to consider the request for preliminary approval.
|April 19, 2012, 8:32 am|
Lawsuits between BP and thousands of plaintiffs claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill edged closer to resolution Wednesday as the parties filed a proposed class-action settlement in a New Orleans federal court.
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