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class action lawsuits filed over bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico
Beasley Allen has filed two class action lawsuits against British Petroleum (“BP”) and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The firm seeks to represent individuals and businesses that have incurred damages related to the disaster, including:
real property damages;
personal property damages;
loss of profits and earning capacity;
loss of commercial and subsistence use of natural resources;
increased costs of public services;
and loss of revenues.
who is at risk?
Victims of the oil spill may include:
Companies and individuals involved in the commercial fishing, oyster and shrimping industry;
Companies and individuals involved in the seafood processing/packaging industry;
Dock and Marina owners/operators;
Commercial and private boat owners;
Waterfront property owners and restaurants;
City, County or State governments.
Damages related to this disaster may include real or personal property damages; loss of profits and earning capacity; loss of subsistence use of natural resources; increased costs of public services; and, loss of government revenue.
Plaintiffs Steering Committee in BP Gulf oil spill litigation announces settlement in principle with BP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2012 – NEW ORLEANS – The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached with BP that will
U.S. Justice Department ready for BP oil spill trial, Attorney General says
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee that the Justice Department is ready to go to trial next week against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that left vast sections of the
Start of BP oil spill trial delayed one week
The trial to determine liability for the largest oil spill in U.S. history was set to begin Feb. 27, in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, Judge Carl Barbier, under whom the litigation is consolidated in U.S. District Court in New Orleans,
Plaintiffs lawyers prepared for BP oil spill trial set to begin in New Orleans
Beasley Allen lawyer Rhon Jones, who is serving on the plaintiffs steering committee for the BP oil spill litigation, told the Troy Messenger that he feels confident about the case, which is set to begin trial in U.S. District Court
BP, Anadarko will pay civil penalties for oil spill, judge rules
BP and minority partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. will have to pay civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act that led to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who is presiding over BP
Gulf states are one step closer to acquiring BP oil-spill fines
Legislators from the Gulf States are one step closer to making sure billions of dollars in oil-spill fine money collected from BP’s violations of the Clean Water Act will go to the Gulf Coast states rather than into the federal
BP settles oil-spill dispute with drilling fluid supplier
BP and supplier M-I Swaco, a Houston-based drilling mud supplier, agreed Friday to settle all claims with each other over the Deepwater Horizon explosion that led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
BP partner MOEX settles oil-spill claims with U.S., state governments
MOEX Offshore, a 10-percent owner in BP’s Macondo well, agreed Friday to pay the federal government and Gulf states $90 million to settle claims involving BP’s 2010 oil spill, which left hundreds of square miles of the Gulf of Mexico
Court orders medical examination of “too sick to testify” BP manager
Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, wants to question one of BP’s well site leaders in preparation for the upcoming liability trial in New Orleans. But
Weatherford off the hook for oil-spill penalties, punitive damages
Weatherford U.S. LP, a Swiss oilfield service company that built key parts of BP’s failed Macondo well, will not have to face civil or criminal penalties and punitive damages for its role in the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion and Gulf