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.... Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed the final terms of the historic settlement it and other Gulf coast states reached with BP in July. Before a ruling on the potential Clean Water... Read more
Three Mexican states have asked the US Supreme Court to overturn a Fifth Circuit ruling that found the Mexican states lacked standing to sue BP PLC for coastline damage as a result of the De... Read more
The Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Claims Center has continued to effectively settle claims to the satisfaction of claimants. As of July 31, 2015, public statistics show tha... Read more
The State of Alabama’s landmark Agreement in Principle with BP was a bombshell announcement last month. But as we reported, certain contingencies had to be satisfied in order for the agreeme... Read more
As we reported, BP set aside $1 billion of the $18.7 billion settlement for local governments impacted by the spill. Municipalities that still had not settled claims against BP for damages c... Read more
I wrote on the global settlements with BP, with an emphasis on Alabama, in the first section of this issue. I will expand on the overall settlement here. BP Exploration & Production Inc.... Read more
BP, Halliburton and Transocean recently announced a series of tentative settlements related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with BP resolving claims against the oil services provide... Read more
Several business owners have filed a motion in the Eastern District of Louisiana arguing that a recent policy issued by Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau effectively destroys their claims... Read more
The State of Alabama has made good progress in deposition discovery in its case against BP. Reports from the depositions have been very positive, and lawyers from our firm and the Office of... Read more
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