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2 Mar 2012, 7:56 pm by Jon L. Gelman
The Associated Press: BP, plaintiffs reach Gulf oil spill settlement: "BP PLC and a committee representing plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill have reached an agreement, a federal judge said late Friday night. [read post]
27 Oct 2007, 3:08 am
BP plc settled three government investigations by agreeing to pay a total of $373 million in fines, restitution, and civil penalties. [read post]
9 Jun 2014, 9:27 am by Lyle Denniston
The Supreme Court, after pondering the issue for nearly two weeks, on Monday turned down a plea by the British oil giant BP PLC to spare it from having to pay out more than $600 million for economic damage claimed to have been done by the massive oil spill from a BP offshore well in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. [read post]
8 Oct 2008, 1:49 pm
As previously discussed on this blog, the United States District Court in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division had scheduled a hearing for October 7, 2008, in the plea agreement that the United States had reached with BP PLC on the criminal case over the 2005 explosion at BP's Texas City refinery. [read post]
13 May 2011, 6:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Hundreds of lawsuits against British Petroleum Plc (BP) have been consolidated in Federal Court in New Orleans alleging that the company is refusing to accept liability for losses due to the BP oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. [read post]
10 Aug 2007, 2:50 am
Oil giant BP plc had earlier disclosed that its commodity trading operation was being investigated by the CFTC and the Department of Justice, and its most recent disclosure (here) indicates that the probe is expanding. [read post]
13 May 2011, 2:04 pm by Maritime Law Staff
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hundreds of lawsuits against British Petroleum Plc (BP) have been consolidated in Federal Court in New Orleans alleging that the company is refusing to accept liability for losses due to the BP oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. [read post]
4 Apr 2011, 11:45 am by Maritime Law Staff
Salazar told Bloomberg News in a conference call with reporters that there was no agreement with BP, PLC to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. [read post]
16 Apr 2012, 11:00 am by Maritime Law Staff
. — BP Plc is finally going to receive government documents that may shed light on the size of the April 10, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [read post]
23 Feb 2012, 11:46 am by Maritime Law Staff
BP Plc, operator of the Macondo well that caused the worst oil spill disaster in the history of the United States, is expected to reach a settlement with the U.S. [read post]
8 Dec 2014, 3:37 pm by Richard M.
This rejects BP PLC’s request of getting justices to review claims of payouts that went to businesses that didn’t suffer any damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. [read post]
3 May 2010, 7:53 am by STEPHEN HOLZER
. – BP PLC said Monday that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude for at least another week. [read post]
5 Sep 2011, 12:21 pm by Maritime Law Staff
BP PLC has engaged in a “cover up scheme” to hide its culpability for the deadly rig explosion that spawned last year’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the oil giant’s partners in the drilling project claims in a newly filed lawsuit. [read post]
8 Dec 2014, 2:29 pm by Bloomberg
The Supreme Court refused to review BP Plc’s $9.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, turning away the company’s argument that hundreds of millions of dollars are going to businesses that weren’t harmed. [read post]
2 Feb 2012, 10:57 am by Maritime Law Staff
NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, a Federal Judge made a ruling in the civil case involving BP, Plc and Halliburton, the company that provided the cement that was supposed to seal off the Macondo well head in the Gulf Oil Spill disaster in April, 2010. [read post]
20 Jun 2017, 1:47 pm by Law360
Oil giants BP PLC and ExxonMobil Corp. have banded together with other companies to push for a new carbon tax with proceeds going to American citizens in the form of monthly dividends, a move they say is necessary to slow the effects of climate change. [read post]
2 Jul 2015, 6:13 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
WSJ blog: “BP PLC agreed Thursday to pay $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [read post]
2 Aug 2010, 4:07 pm by Mark J. Astarita, Esq.
Reuters is reporting that the SEC is investigatingwhether people may have illegally profited from trading on nonpublic information at BP Plc (BP.L) (BP.N) in the weeks and months following the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  [read post]
29 May 2014, 3:50 am by Lyle Denniston
Just over four years after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil giant BP PLC asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to put on hold lower court rulings that it contends would mandate hundreds of millions of dollars in unconstitutional payments on damage claims. [read post]
6 Oct 2014, 8:15 pm
"BP Seeks Payment Changes That May Reignite Damages Fight": Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Daniel Lawton of Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "BP Plc asked a U.S. appeals court to undo payments to some victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill in a move opposing lawyers said might open the floodgates to hundreds of thousands of individual damage-claim awards. [read post]