Mississippi Tagged Articles

Flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf linked to BP oil spill

Posted: August 1, 2014 Environmental

Cases of beach-goers contracting the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus continue to occur in the warm water of the Gulf Coast this year, and one Auburn University professor has uncovered a link between the potentially deadly bacteria and tar balls still

Honda stripping customers of legal recourse in event of ‘exploding airbag’ injury

Posted: July 29, 2014 Product Liability

Anyone who wants to buy certain used 2001-2011 Honda and Acura vehicles at a Honda dealership will now be required to sign a document agreeing to let Honda off the hook in the event the vehicle’s airbag explodes, maiming or

BP, Anadarko ask appeals court to reconsider Clean Water Act liability issues

Posted: July 29, 2014 Environmental

BP and its Deepwater Horizon partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week for another chance to demonstrate they should not be penalized for Clean Water Act violations as a result of the 2010

Flesh-eating bacteria kills man after fishing trip in Gulf; how can you protect yourself?

Posted: July 18, 2014 Personal Injury

A man named Nick Duvernay from Ocean Springs, Miss., died Tuesday just days after coming in contact with the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus. This came on the heels of his fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP exec can face criminal charge in connection with oil spill, court decides

Posted: July 7, 2014 Environmental

A former BP executive can be tried on a criminal charge of lying to Congress during its oil spill investigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning the decision of a lower court that had dismissed the charges in

Deadly Mississippi ambulance crash underscores dangers for emergency workers

Posted: July 6, 2014 Personal Injury

Police investigating a deadly collision between an ambulance and a tractor trailer June 24 in southeastern Mississippi say the crash occurred when the emergency vehicle attempted to pass two 18-wheelers. The crash killed the two-man ambulance crew at the scene.

Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill

Posted: June 27, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana’s seafood industries are in serious decline more than four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and flooded the northern Gulf with millions of barrels of oil. Recent reports from the state’s oyster and shrimp industries indicate that fisheries have

Supreme Court rejects BP’s request to freeze oil spill claims, payments resume

Posted: June 11, 2014 Environmental

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP’s request to freeze payments to businesses harmed by its Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the oil giant waits to hear whether the high court will hear its appeal of the settlement agreement

Blowout preventer problems that led to BP oil spill still threaten Gulf, new report finds

Posted: June 10, 2014 Environmental

A “litany of flaws” still plagues the devices offshore oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico rely on to prevent blowouts like the one that exploded BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010, according to findings by the Chemical Safety and

BP oil spill killed unprecedented number of sea birds, new study finds

Posted: June 6, 2014 Environmental

A new scientific study estimates that BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed between 600,000 and 800,000 coastal seabirds, a figure that surpasses previous estimates and underscores that likelihood that the 2010 disaster’s effects continue to send devastating shockwaves through the