Month: April 2012

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  • April
    20 2012

    Parties Ask Judge To Approve Settlement Agreement Between BP and Plaintiffs

    According to an article featured in the Washington Post, on April 18, 2012, BP and plaintiffs' attorneys for more than 100,000 people and businesses affected by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill presented a federal judge with a class-action settlement agreement. Reportedly, the agreement sets out the parameters for resolving the billions of dollars in […]

  • April
    18 2012

    Government to Turn Over Oil Spill Documents to BP

    According to Reuters News Agency, BP will be allowed access to U.S. government documents that may shed light on the size of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Legal sources say the size of the oil spill is a crucial issue in determining the oil company's liability. According to a […]

  • April
    17 2012

    BP Oil Settlement Transition From GCCF Speeds Up Settlement Payments

    According to reports, the process of paying BP oil spill claims has sped up considerably in the last two weeks due to a court-appointed transition from Kenneth Feinberg's Gulf Coast Claims Facility to payments based on a settlement. Sources close to the process say the transition is run by Lafayette mediator Patrick Juneau and has […]

  • April
    10 2012

    Gulf Coast Ecosystem Not Recovered Two Years After BP Oil Spill

    As the two year anniversary of the BP Gulf Coast oil spill looms, national attention is returning to the damages Gulf Coast environment, particularly the greatly diminished production of oysters. The Gulf Oil Spill was the worst manmade disaster in United States history and, by some reports, released over 200 million gallons of oil and […]

  • April
    09 2012

    BP Contests Amount of Oil Spilled Into the Gulf After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    According to the news source UPI, the United States government is refusing to turn over certain documents which relate to the amount of oil discharged from the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Reportedly, states along the southern U.S. coast sustained severe damage to tourism, fisheries and many other economic sectors. According to UPI, BP is […]