BP Oil is Still Paying On Claims – Could Your Community Association or Individual Community Members Be Eligible?

As virtually every resident, property owner and business owner along the Florida Gulf Coast knows, BP Oil has entered into a class action settlement designed to compensate victims of the April, 2010, oil spill from BP’s Macondo well. View Full Post
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Hold On to Your Insurance … Federal Court Certifies Deepwater Horizon Questions to Texas Supreme Court

By | Energy & the Law | September 6, 2013
BP’s woes from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf continue. The federal Fifth Circuit in In re: Deepwater Horizon, withdrew an opinion of a three-judge panel and certified questions for consideration by the Supreme Court of Texas. Resolution of this dispute could significantly impact insurance law in Texas, which would demand energy companies to immediately and carefully review their insurance programs. View Full Post
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Gross Negligence the Focus of BP Oil Spill Post-Trial Briefing Order

By | Offshore Winds | May 22, 2013
After weeks of testimony, and dramatic “reveals” of newly discovered evidence that had been hiding in labs for years, the Phase One trial of the BP litigation finally came to an end late last month. Now the parties must submit their briefs and make their final arguments to the court by June 21, 2013. View Full Post
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OCS Operators Need to Consider EPCRA Reporting in Their Release Reporting Plans

By | The Energy Law Blog | March 7, 2013
The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. v. BP America Production Co., et al, no. 12-30136 (5th Cir. Jan. 9, 2013) (“CBD”), reversed in part the district court’s dismissal of citizen suit claims against BP in connection with the Deepwater Horizon incident View Full Post
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Deepwater Horizon – Agency Actions, Injunctions, and (Not) Contempt

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | November 29, 2012
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sent a gusher of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  Deepwater Horizon also sent a gusher of litigation into the federal courts:  the recent decision in Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC v. Salazar illustrates the care needed in seeking and enforcing an injunction against an agency of the United States.  View Full Post
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