BP PLC has lost a renewed bid to suspend payments from the court-supervised program administering its settlement of claims tied to the 2010 oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier ruled that an invest... Read more
As this month’s Report was going to print, testimony had ended in the First Phase of the liability trial before Judge Barbier in New Orleans. The nearly two-month proceeding focused primaril... Read more
A BP engineer intentionally deleted more than 300 text messages that indicated the amount of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico was much greater than what the company later reported and tha... Read more
The Presidential commission that investigated the Gulf oil spill blasted Congress for inaction last month as it issued a report card on industry government response to the massive BP oil spi... Read more
It was reported last month that the seven-member commission selected by President Obama to investigate the Gulf Oil Spill is getting back together. It appears the commission will press for a... Read more
The U.S. Senate passed the RESTORE Act as an amendment to the transportation bill last month so that the work of restoring the Gulf of Mexico can begin. The RESTORE Act will direct 80% of Cl... Read more
The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill announced on March 3rd that a settlement in principle had been reached with... Read more
Just as this issue of the Report was being made ready to be sent to the printer, the oil spill trial, which had been scheduled to start on February 27th, was postponed for one week by Judge... Read more
Engineering experts who studied the BP oil spill are blaming what they say are the drilling industry’s inadequate safety practices for many of the bad decisions that led to the oil spi... Read more
The Department of Justice has asked an outside firm to audit the handling of claims by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. While that was good news, I believe it was overdue. But in any event, i... Read more
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