Judge Carl Barbier has refused to put on hold the $13.7 billion lawsuit between BP PLC and the United States government. The request by a group was to stay the lawsuit until the energy giant... Read more
I am sort of mixed up on how some of our politicians really feel about the federal government. Almost daily, I hear one or more of them “cussing the feds” and proclaiming things like “states... Read more
On March 13 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to let BP plc contract with the federal government again. The agency lifted a ban that was enacted when the oil giant pled g... Read more
I have found it rather interesting over the years to hear Alabama politicians “cuss” the “bad ole federal government” and then take money from that very same government. Realizing that our s... Read more
The federal government warned the mortgage industry last month that potentially false or misleading advertisements will not be tolerated. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and... Read more
As has been widely publicized, BP has settled all federal criminal charges with the Department of Justice. The total payments under the settlement will be $4.5 billion. The majority of that... Read more
It has been reported that Americans paid the lowest tax rates in 30 years to the federal government in 2009. This is due in part to the tax cuts President Obama sought to combat the Great Re... Read more
A settlement has been reached between the government and veterans involved in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than a thousand veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder will be given... Read more
The federal government is likely to order brake-override systems on all light vehicles because of Toyota’s unintended-acceleration problems. Some observers believe General Motors Co. a... Read more
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