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
In the past several years politics in Alabama has centered on a number of different issues. One involves the special session of the legislature, which has pitted Gov. Robert Bentley against... 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
Governor Robert Bentley announced onJuly 2 that the State of Alabama had reached an agreement in principle with BP to settle the state’s case. This settlement is for damages Alabama incurred... 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
Given the flurry of objections, appeals, threats, and stall tactics by BP, Administrator Pat Juneau has had his hands full trying to keep the Economic Settlement Program on track. As a resul... Read more
For months, residents throughout the Gulf Coast have been waiting to see whether justice would prevail for BP’s horrific actions leading to one of the worst environmental disasters in human... Read more
In just one sentence, the United States Supreme Court rejected BP’s latest attempt to stay economic claim payments to Gulf Coast business. For months, BP has manufactured arguments and... Read more
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