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BP Seeks Halt to Oil Spill Payments to Seafood Firms, Alleges Attorney Fraud - Insurance Journal

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 8:59am

BP Seeks Halt to Oil Spill Payments to Seafood Firms, Alleges Attorney Fraud
Insurance Journal
BP Plc asked a U.S. judge to stop payments in the $2.3 billion seafood-industry portion of its settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill pending an investigation of fraud claims against a plaintiffs' attorney. BP yesterday also sued the lawyer ...

BP accuses lawyer of representing phantom clients in oil spill - ABA Journal

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 8:56am

BP accuses lawyer of representing phantom clients in oil spill
ABA Journal
BP is accusing a Texas lawyer of “brazen fraud” in his representation of thousands of Gulf oil spill clients who turned out to be “phantoms.” In a lawsuit (PDF) filed on Tuesday, BP says Mikal Watts claimed to represent more than 40,000 deckhands, ...

BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill - New York Times

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:45am

Telegraph.co.uk

BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
New York Times
BP on Tuesday accused a Texas lawyer of fraudulently driving up its settlement costs in the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill by claiming to represent tens of thousands of clients who turned out to be “phantoms.” Enlarge This Image. Mikal Watts. National ...
BP Hits Plaintiffs' Lawyer With Fraud Suit Over Spill ClaimsBusinessweek (blog)
BP claims fraud in Gulf oil spill casesBayoubuzz
BP accuses lawyer of representing phantom clients in oil spillABA Journal
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BP makes 'significant' oil discovery in Gulf - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:41am

Telegraph.co.uk

BP makes 'significant' oil discovery in Gulf
Telegraph.co.uk
The company, which has battled to overcome the effects of the 2010 oil spill disaster, has been at work in the Gulf of Mexico since the 1950s and has been exploring in the deepwater Gulf for more than a quarter of a century. Over the past five years ...
BP Gulf of Mexico Find Caps Best Exploration Year in DecadeBloomberg
BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Find Caps Best Exploration Year in DecadeBayoubuzz
BP makes Gulf of Mexico discovery, first since 2010UPI.com
Fox Business -iNVEZZ
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BP Gulf of Mexico Find Caps Best Exploration Year in Decade - Bloomberg

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:35am

Telegraph.co.uk

BP Gulf of Mexico Find Caps Best Exploration Year in Decade
Bloomberg
Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley pledged to focus more on exploration to help return the company to growth following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Gila is the seventh discovery from 15 exploration wells completed this year and follows ...
BP makes 'significant' oil discovery in GulfTelegraph.co.uk
BP Reveals Oil Find in Gulf, Says Failed Brazil Well to Trigger $1B ChargeFox Business
BP makes Gulf of Mexico discovery, first since 2010UPI.com
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ARCIS Resources Corporation : Dec. 20, CNN Money: “GM turning BP oil spill ... - 4-traders (press release)

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 8:33pm

ARCIS Resources Corporation : Dec. 20, CNN Money: “GM turning BP oil spill ...
4-traders (press release)
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors is collecting about 100 miles of plastic booms once used to contain the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and will use recycled plastic from those booms to make Chevrolet Volt electric cars, the automaker ...

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BP Files Fraud Lawsuit Over Seafood Fund Payouts; Seeks To Halt Payments - Huffington Post

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 3:49pm

Smithsonian (blog)

BP Files Fraud Lawsuit Over Seafood Fund Payouts; Seeks To Halt Payments
Huffington Post
HOUSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - BP Plc filed a fraud lawsuit in U.S. court on Tuesday to halt some of the $2.3 billion it set aside to compensate commercial fishermen for losses claimed after the British oil company's 2010 offshore oil spill, the biggest ...
More Than Three Years Later, Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Persists in the GulfSmithsonian (blog)
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA trustees invite public comment on restoration ...Mississippi Press (blog)
BP lawyers misled the court, Deepwater Horizon claimants sayBlue & Green Tomorrow
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BP Hits Plaintiffs' Lawyer With Fraud Suit Over Spill Claims - Businessweek (blog)

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 3:14pm

BP Hits Plaintiffs' Lawyer With Fraud Suit Over Spill Claims
Businessweek (blog)
BP filed a civil-fraud lawsuit against Watts and his firm, San Antonio-based Watts Guerra, accusing him of claiming to represent tens of thousands of “phantom” claimants in litigation concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the unusual suit ...

Gulf Oil Spill - Marietta Daily Journal

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 1:02pm

Gulf Oil Spill
Marietta Daily Journal
In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix's trial on two counts of obstruction of ...

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Jury starts deliberating in oil spill case - Tulsa World

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 5:31am

Jury starts deliberating in oil spill case
Tulsa World
The April 20, 2010, blowout of BP PLC's Macondo well off the coast of Louisiana triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spawned the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Millions of gallons of oil spewed ...

BP Calls Emeril Lagasse's $8 Million Oil-Spill Claim 'Undeserving' - Bayoubuzz

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:59pm

BP Calls Emeril Lagasse's $8 Million Oil-Spill Claim 'Undeserving'
Bayoubuzz
In a full-page ad in last Thursday's New York Times, BP pointed fingers at an unnamed "celebrity chef," claiming that the restaurateur raked in more than $8 million from a "fictional loss" in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The ...

Ex-BP Engineer Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Jury Told (3) - Businessweek

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 5:38pm

Ex-BP Engineer Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Jury Told (3)
Businessweek
A former BP Plc (BP/) engineer deliberately destroyed evidence sought by the U.S. for a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill, a federal prosecutor said at the end of a trial in New Orleans. Prosecutors charged the engineer ...

BP targets celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse over oil-spill claims - Grist

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:59pm

Haute Living

BP targets celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse over oil-spill claims
Grist
The oil company took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times last week lambasting celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, complaining that his restaurant management company is undeserving of more than $8 million in spill-related claims awarded to it ...
BP Takes Out a Full-Page NYT Ad Against Emeril Lagasse's Oil Spill ClaimEater National
Emeril's BP claim is legitimate and by the book - BAM!Legal Examiner

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BP Oil Spill: False Negatives & False Positives, In Blistering Lawyer Editorial - International Business Times

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 2:35pm

BP Oil Spill: False Negatives & False Positives, In Blistering Lawyer Editorial
International Business Times
Oil giant British Petroleum BP PLC (LON:BP) placed prominent ads in leading national newspapers last week, showcasing examples of fictitious damage claims from those alleging to be hurt by the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill. That's part of a widespread ...

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Jury begins deliberating in trial of ex-BP engineer who deleted text messages ... - The Republic

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:41pm

The Republic

Jury begins deliberating in trial of ex-BP engineer who deleted text messages ...
The Republic
The April 20, 2010, blowout of BP PLC's Macondo well off the coast of Louisiana triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spawned the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Millions of gallons of oil spewed ...

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Prosecutor: Former BP engineer destroyed Gulf spill evidence - FuelFix (blog)

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:55pm

Prosecutor: Former BP engineer destroyed Gulf spill evidence
FuelFix (blog)
Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, facing criminal charges alleging he deleted emails after being ordered to preserve them during the investigation of the BP oil spill. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman). A former BP Plc ...

BP Takes Out a Full-Page NYT Ad Against Emeril Lagasse's Oil Spill Claim - Eater National

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:53pm

Haute Living

BP Takes Out a Full-Page NYT Ad Against Emeril Lagasse's Oil Spill Claim
Eater National
BP claims a "fictional loss" was created through some name licensing mumbo jumbo, and are apparently using Lagasse's claim as part of a campaign to prove oil spill damage claims were actually tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For what it's ...
Emeril's BP claim is legitimate and by the book - BAM!Legal Examiner

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High court rejects oil spill contempt case - CNBC.com

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:56am

High court rejects oil spill contempt case
CNBC.com
The Interior Department will not be held in contempt over its actions in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to review an appeals court ruling in the government's favor. The nine justices ...

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Ex-BP Engineer Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Jury Told - Bloomberg

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:51am

Ex-BP Engineer Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, Jury Told
Bloomberg
A former BP Plc (BP/) engineer deliberately destroyed evidence sought by the U.S. for a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill, a federal prosecutor said at the end of a trial in New Orleans. Prosecutors charged the engineer ...

Supreme Court won't take Gulf spill moratorium case - New York Daily News

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:35am

New York Daily News

Supreme Court won't take Gulf spill moratorium case
New York Daily News
The Supreme Court won't decide if the Obama administration violated a judge's order that struck down its temporary moratorium on deep water drilling after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal ...

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