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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.


BP Oil Spill Judge ‘Leaning’ Toward Pact Approval

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.


Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement

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.

 

 


BP, Plaintiff Lawyers Submit Proposed Spill Accord Terms

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.

 



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