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Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms BP’s Liability in Gulf Oil Spill

A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions …

Panel Rules BP Spill Claims Don’t Require Direct Harm

A federal appeals panel ruled that businesses don’t have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. The ruling could clear the way for payments to resume from a …

Court Revives Lawsuit Against BP Over Alaska Oil Spill Statements

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San …

Minnesota to BP: Insurance Money Plus State Funds Equals Double Dipping

Minnesota is suing British Petroleum for $25 million, alleging the company double dipped when it sought state funds on top of insurance payments to clean up contamination from leaking petroleum storage tanks. The Department of Commerce and Minnesota’s Petrofund Board …

Halliburton Seeking Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP’s cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 announced that it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster, a focus of trial testimony that ended last week. …

Florida Becomes 4th State to Sue BP Over Oil Spill

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit last Saturday against British oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, becoming the fourth U.S. state to seek damages for the 2010 disaster. The suit, among other …

California Attorney General Sues BP and ARCO over Gas Stations

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a civil lawsuit against BP West Coast Products, BP Products North America Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company for allegedly violating state laws governing hazardous materials and hazardous waste by failing to properly …

Utah Sues BP Amoco For Dipping Into State Fund

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is suing oil giant BP Amoco for collecting state money to clean up spills from leaky storage tanks under service stations. Shurtleff says BP had its own insurance policies for cleanups and wasn’t entitled to …

BP: Many Settlement Opt-Out Requests Weren’t Valid

Only about half the businesses and individuals who asked to be excluded from a proposed settlement over BP’s 2010 oil spill submitted valid requests, the company and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys said in a court filing. A maximum of …

BP Pays $1.5M in Claims to Date in Gas Recall

BP has paid more than $1.5 million in claims arising from a recall in multiple Midwest states of incorrectly formulated gasoline that damaged some vehicles’ mechanical components. The Times of Munster reports information BP sent to Indiana’s attorney general says …