January 26, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal by David Rainey, a former British Petroleum (BP) executive. Rainey sought to contest the charge of obstruction of justice that arose when he misled Congress about the extent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The charges against ...[read more]
May 23, 2014
by G. Redd
British Petroleum (BP) announced Wednesday that it will appeal a recent US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision to the US Supreme Court. The March decision by the Fifth Circuit rejected BP's claim that payments to alleged oil spill victims claiming economic losses should be excluded ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passed both houses of Congress by large margins and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It mandates detailed clean-up plans from oil companies and requires monies to be set aside for ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Kyle Webster
Deepwater Horizon, the name given to the oil spill from the British Petroleum (BP)-run Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, occurred between April and September 2010. Macondo Prospect is a large area off the coast of the Louisiana that contains large deposits of oil and is thus the site of ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Michael Roberts
On April 20, 2010, an explosion of high pressure methane gas sank British Petroleum (BP)'s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, causing a leak that became one of the largest oil spills in history. The leak continued until the well was officially sealed on September 21, 2010 and released an estimated ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled 2-1 Monday that British Petroleum (BP) must adhere to the terms of its Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement agreement with Gulf businesses and pay for damages regardless of whether causation can be proved. BP had argued that the settlement ...[read more]
August 8, 2013
by G. Redd
Judge Sally Shushan of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday ordered British Petroleum (BP) to pay the third quarter and some fourth quarter expenses for the gulf oil spill claim administration program. The budget and fees for the program totaled over $130 ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Keith Herting
British Petroleum (BP) filed an appeal Wednesday contesting the March 5 order of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana which approved the methods being used to calculate losses by the administrator of the $8.5 billion settlement fund which was created following the 2010 ...[read more]
April 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The court-appointed administrator responsible for determining and paying out damages to individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on Monday asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a lawsuit by British Petroleum (BP) over how damage claims ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Trial began Monday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana between individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and British Petroleum (BP). The other corporations involved are the rig owner Transocean Ltd. and well cement services provider Halliburton Co.. ...[read more]

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