Articles by Braden Reddall

Could Halliburton’s Plea Help BP in Oil Spill LIability Battle?

P Plc appeared to gain an edge in the battle over liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill on Friday, after Halliburton abandoned one of its arguments that tried to paint the British oil company as unconcerned about well …

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 …

Halliburton in Talks Over Gulf Oil Spill Settlement, Takes Charge

Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private claims against it in a trial to determine how blame should be shared for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the company said on Monday, and it took a $1 billion pretax …

Barring Last Minute Deal, Gulf Oil Spill Trial to Get Underway Monday

Nearly three years after a deepwater well rupture killed 11 men, sank a rig and spewed 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the other companies involved are scheduled to face their judge in court. …

Arbitrators Press Ecuador to Halt Chevron Judgment Enforcement

An international tribunal weighing in on Chevron Corp’s long-running legal dispute over pollution in Ecuador has found the country in violation of past orders to try to prevent enforcement of a contested $19 billion judgment against the company. Formed via …

BP Balks at Oil Spill Price Tag Sought by States

BP Plc has tallied up claims made by states and local governments on the U.S. Gulf Coast for economic and property damages from the Macondo oil spill, and come up with a figure of $34 billion, which it deems “substantially” …

BP, States May Still Be Far Apart Over Oil Spill Deal

It is a question that has lawyers and many others on the U.S. Gulf coast buzzing: Will BP strike a massive deal to settle the remaining claims over the Gulf of Mexico well blowout? BP could be nearing a settlement …

Arbitrators Agree to Hear Chevron-Ecuador Pollution Liability Case

An international tribunal has found that it has jurisdiction to decide if Ecuador violated a treaty with the United States requiring it to guarantee a fair trial to Chevron Corp. in an environmental lawsuit that ended in an $18 billion …

Arbitrators Near Jurisdiction Call in Chevron-Ecuador Pollution Case

Arbitrators expect to rule as early as next month on whether they can hear a dispute between Chevron Corp. and Ecuador related to a marathon pollution liability case, according to a letter to the lawyers involved. The tribunal, working under …

BP Told It Can’t Use Transocean Insurance for Gulf Spill

A federal judge rejected BP Plc’s bid to use insurance coverage from Transocean Ltd to cover costs stemming from last year’s record oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tuesday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans …