Category: Legal issues

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  More »

Man who claimed Alaska pipeline sabotage acquitted of lying to FBI

An Alaska man who told federal investigators he blew a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1978 has been acquitted of lying to the FBI.  More »

Lawyers to debate $590 million Houston transmission project

State regulators could decide as soon as next month whether a proposed $590 million transmission line to the Houston area will be allowed to move forward.  More »

Oil spill claims boss rebuts BP’s bid to remove him

The Louisiana lawyer in charge of dispensing BP’s oil spill settlement responded to the company’s request to remove him from the post, saying BP knew when he was appointed that he previously had represented the state in spill claims.  More »

Endeavour International oil field in North Sea back online

Houston oil explorer Endeavour International Corp. got a bit of good news Wednesday in the midst of seeking bankruptcy protection: One of its biggest oil fields in the UK North Sea is back online.  More »

Protestor who spent 10 hours in pipeline to face trial

The Kalamazoo man is a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.  More »

BP: $256 billion lawsuit against it should stay dead

BP says a recently unearthed government report has no bearing on whether a judge should retry a $256 billion lawsuit over safety compliance issues at one of its deep-water production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

ConocoPhillips files for arbitration against Venezuela’s state oil company

ConocoPhillips announced today it will file for arbitration in a contract-dispute case against Venezuela’s state oil company, in a continued battle over the South American state’s 2007 nationalization of several oil company’s assets.  More »

Exxon wins $1.6 Billion settlement for Venezuela seizure

Exxon Mobil Corp. was awarded a $1.6 billion settlement by an international arbitration panel for assets seized by Venezuela’s government in 2007, a fraction of what the crude producer had sought.  More »

BP has “buyer’s remorse” over spill deal, opponents tell Supreme Court

BP wants the Supreme Court to review a multibillion-dollar settlement relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because the company now regrets making the deal, plaintiff’s lawyers say in asking the high court to reject BP’s motion.  More »

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR’s technology to turn wood chips into an oil substitute, claims that could damage the company’s defense in shareholder lawsuits and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.  More »

Shareholder suit seeks to block Encana’s purchase of Athlon Energy

A new lawsuit brought by a shareholder of Forth Worth-based Athlon Energy hopes to block Encanca Corp.’s $7.1 billion acquisition of the Texas oil company.  More »
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