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BP’s Recklessness Was the Cause of the Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules

Presiding District Court Judge Carl Barber ruled today that BP’s gross negligence and willful misconduct led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.  With this ruling, BP now faces enhanced civil penalties under the Clean Water Act, which could reach $18 billion. In his 153-page ruling, Judge Barbier said BP made “profit-driven decisions” during the […]

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Fifth Circuit Issues Mandate to Lift Stay on BP Claim Payments; Will Not Delay Payments to Deserving Businesses any Further

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a mandate vacating the injunction that imposed a Stay on claim payments back on October 3, 2013.  This came only one day after BP’s motion to keep the Stay in place was denied by the same Court. In a short response, the Fifth Circuit issued this mandate:  […]

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BP Oil-Spill Settlement Approval Upheld by Appeals Court

Bloomberg-Approval of BP Plc (BP/)’s $9.2 billion partial settlement of private-party claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was upheld by a U.S. appeals court. Objectors said the settlement was unfair and couldn’t be approved because it inconsistently compensated victims with the same types of economic injuries. London-based BP asked the court to […]