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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 …

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty in BP Case

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty on Oct. 15 to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti, 62, of Katy, Texas, faces a …

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton Co. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. The government said Halliburton’s guilty plea is the third by a company over …

BP Sets up Anti-Fraud Hotline for Spill Claims

BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The July 15 launch of the hotline comes a week after a federal …

Texas Joins Flood of States Suing BP over 2010 Gulf Spill

Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP Plc, Halliburton Co and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. The complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District …

Rig Worker: Training Saved Lives After BP Blowout

A Transocean employee who served as chief mate on the Deepwater Horizon testified in New Orleans that he believes the rig crew’s emergency training saved lives following the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered America’s worst offshore oil …

BP Faces August 2014 Trial on Shareholders’ Gulf Spill Claims

A U.S. civil trial has been set for Aug. 25, 2014, regarding accusations that BP Plc committed fraud by misleading shareholders before and after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill about its ability to respond to the accident. The …

BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments Exceed $1B Mark

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys, court-supervised claims administrator Patrick …

Transocean to Pay $1.4B to Settle Over BP Oil Spill

Transocean Ltd. agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges over BP Plc’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and the rig contractor admitted that its crew on the Deepwater Horizon was partly responsible. Transocean, which …

Judge Approves $7.8 Billion Settlement in BP Class Action Suit

A U.S. judge last Friday gave final approval to BP Plc’s settlement with individuals and businesses who lost money and property in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The order only addressed the settlement of economic and property damage …