Governor Robert Bentley announced on Oct. 22 that the State of Alabama has settled its claims against Transocean for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Under this settlement, the State of Alabama will receive $20 million, which will immediately go into the State’s General Fund.
Beasley Allen lawyers Rhon Jones, Parker Miller, Jenna Day Fulk and Rick Stratton represented Governor Bentley in the case against Transocean and were also deputized by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange as deputy attorneys general for the State of Alabama in this case. Rhon had this to say:
Beasley Allen is pleased to have played an active role in helping the State of Alabama recover $20 million from Transocean for damages it caused the State. This settlement with Transocean is another positive step as Alabama continues to recover from the effects of this environmental and economic disaster.
As reported in this issue, earlier this year, an agreement in principal was reached with BP that resulted in an agreement to pay the State of Alabama $2.3 billion, with $1.3 billion earmarked for the State’s Gulf Coast region and $1 billion to be paid to the State.
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