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Oil-spill suits pit BP against old foes

May 18, 2010, 2:55 pm

National Law Journal

BP is facing many of its old foes in the rising oil spill litigation.



Regulator looks at further BP legal action

May 16, 2010, 5:33 pm

Financial Times

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

The US safety regulator believes BP has a “systemic safety problem” at its refineries and is discussing further legal action against the UK energy company with the Department of Justice.

The claim comes as BP made its first breakthrough to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following an April 20 explosion on a drilling rig that risks inflicting considerable damage on the company’s reputation and is threatening an environmental disaster.


BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

May 14, 2010, 8:40 am

Huffington Post

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the spreading oil spill, BP was recently hit with some more bad news.


Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Facing A Flood Of Lawsuits

May 13, 2010, 8:48 am

Buzzy Times

Nearly 100 lawsuits have already been filed across the Gulf region, and the disaster, which lawyers envision becoming one of the biggest class actions in U.S. history, involves billions of dollars in potential liabilities.


Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 12, 2010, 11:08 am

New York Times

People who live along the Gulf Coast know that a promise of money is not nearly as nice as it sounds. It means waiting and waiting, and raising a fuss, and then waiting some more, and consulting lawyers and talking to bureaucrats, and still waiting, and in some cases just giving up.


Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 12, 2010, 8:34 am

Associated Press

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.


BP has long record of legal, ethical violations

May 12, 2010, 8:21 am

- McClatchy Newspapers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 
The causes of the disastrous blowout and gas explosion on BP's leased Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico are a long way from being determined.


Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 11, 2010, 10:47 am

Posted on Houston Chronicle at www.chron.com

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.


Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 10, 2010, 8:37 am

It is too early to tell how the maddeningly unpredictable oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the economies that depend on the ocean and its edible inhabitants. And it is too early to judge how BP will act in providing compensation for economic losses. But recent experience does not provide comfort.


Previous BP Accidents Blamed On Safety Lapses

May 9, 2010, 2:54 pm

In the past five years, two high-profile accidents have occurred at BP facilities -- one at a Texas refinery, another at a pipeline in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.



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