Gulf Coast Disaster News
|November 8, 2010, 2:56 pm|
Originally posted on msnbc.com - 10/29/2010
Halliburton Co. acknowledged late Thursday that it skipped doing a critical test on the final formulation of cement used to seal the BP oil well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.
The company, which was BP's cementing contractor, said that BP at the last-minute increased the amount of a critical ingredient in the cement mix. While an earlier test showed the cement was stable, the company never performed a stability test on the new blend.
|October 15, 2010, 8:39 am|
Several law firms, including Brent Coon and Associates, will participate in the complicated evidence-gathering process, which is expected to last well into 2011 and produce tens of millions of documents.
|October 5, 2010, 9:52 am|
A team of federal prosecutors from around the country has taken over a floor of the Texaco Building on Poydras Street, just across from the federal courthouse, as they begin quietly building what is expected to be a complex series of criminal and civil cases stemming from the BP oil spill.
|September 29, 2010, 8:35 am|
More than 100 lawyers who are suing BP PLC over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have applied for coveted places on the committee that will lead the multidistrict litigation, citing either the extensive work they've already done or the unique role they would serve as the representative of a specific group of alleged victims.
|September 16, 2010, 8:54 am|
Brent Coon of Beaumont, Texas seeks a position with a group that will run the plaintiff side of national oil spill litigation.
|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.
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