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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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Second Federal Appeals Court Affirms BP Settlement Program, Said Injunction on Payments Should Be Lifted

Orlando, FL – (March 3, 2014) — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Louisiana today ruled against BP in its bid to try and stop or severely change the terms of the Deepwater Horizon Court-supervised Settlement Program.  The Appeals panel agreed by a 2-1 vote in support of presiding Federal Court Judge Carl […]