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BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announced yesterday an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox [...]

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Yesterday BP was back in federal court asking that it reconsider the September ruling of Judge Carl Barbier that found the company "grossly negligent" for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake are about $18 million in fines. The motion filed in Louisiana contends the ruling was [...]

BP can not force settlement dollars be returned

BP can not force settlement dollars be returned

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Wednesday the Gulf Coast businesses won't have to payback the claims BP paid them as the result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP argued that a flawed funding formula enabled businesses to collect on what its attorneys described as [...]

BP is not happy

BP is not happy

From its website: BP strongly disagrees with the decision issued today by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and will immediately appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. BP believes that the finding that it was grossly [...]

Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law in BP trial

Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law in BP trial

Here is the summary of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's conclusions (a link to the full document is below) The Court’s conclusions relative to the Phase One trial are summarized below: 611. BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (“BPXP”) is subject to enhanced civil penalties under [...]

Judge rules BP acted with gross negligence in 2010 oil disaster

Judge rules BP acted with gross negligence in 2010 oil disaster

Bloomberg is reporting that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier had ruled that BP acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, writing his opinion, “BP’s conduct was reckless,\.” Barbier apportioned fault of the disaster at 67 percent for BP, 30 [...]

BP petitions SCOTUS

BP petitions SCOTUS

British oil giant, BP, petitioned on Friday the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its battle over claim payments resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP asked the high court to enforce requirements for claimants to prove that they were directly harmed by [...]

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans revived yesterday a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In an unanimous decision, the [...]

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Today the Federal and State natural resources Trustees released the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Phase III Early Restoration Plan (ERP) for the Gulf Coast Early Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA). The final PEIS considers comprehensive restoration planning [...]

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court saying that the British oil giant had to pay business claims tied to the 2010 BP oil disaster, BP has closed its internal oil spill claims program. That program was the means for the more than 10,000 claimants who opted out of the BP’s settlement agreement or [...]

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to halt BP's payments of claims stemming from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a one-sentence order issued today, the justices said they wouldn’t put a hold on lower court rulings that require the oil company to begin making the payments, part of a $9.2 [...]

BP law firm agrees to keep income from case away from son of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

BP law firm agrees to keep income from case away from son of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

An attorney friend passed on this 2013 article on possible conflicts when U.S. Supreme Court Justices hear cases involving law firms that have their family members on the payroll. The Court did establish a policy in 1993 to handle this matter. Under that policy, justices would not ordinarily [...]

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