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Alaskans' pain set stage for Gulf spill victims' gain

October 31, 2012, 1:08 pm

As a federal judge considers whether to approve a huge civil settlement in the 2010 oil spill, thousands of Gulf Coast residents owe their day in court to a law that arose from the Exxon Valdez disaster 23 years ago.


BP Urges Judge to Approve $7.8 Billion Oil-Spill Accord

October 31, 2012, 1:05 pm

BP Plc (BP/) urged a federal judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion settlement of thousands of claims by coastal businesses and property owners who sued over economic damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


BP spill trial delayed for Mardi Gras, Super Bowl

October 31, 2012, 1:03 pm

To avoid disruptions from the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, a federal judge in New Orleans has postponed a trial for claims spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Judge won’t extend Nov. 1 deadline for opting out of spill settlement

October 10, 2012, 1:15 pm

Originally posted by Emily Pickrell - Houston Chronicle - October 10, 2012

A judge has refused to extend a Nov. 1 deadline for prospective plaintiffs to opt out of a proposed settlement of  economic claims against BP over  the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


BP executives sought to blame "blue collar rig workers": U.S.

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.


Victim’s father sees big omission in BP talks

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.


Spill deal leaves matters unsettled for some

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.

 


FIRST SETTLEMENTS ANNOUNCED FROM BP OIL SPILL CLASS ACTION

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.


Congress eases way for BP oil spill settlement

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.


BP Oil Spill Judge Tentatively Approves $7.8 Billion Pact

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.



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