Category: Legal issues

Spain’s Repsol sues Argentina over YPF takeover

Spain’s Repsol energy firm says it has sued Argentina over its takeover of the company’s majority stake in the YPF oil and gas producer.  More »

Ex-BP Engineer Mix Says Evidence May Clear Him in Spill Case

A former BP Plc (BP/) engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said a “third party” is withholding information that could clear him, according to court filings.  More »

Anadarko was part of $25 billion scheme, U.S. says

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC)’s Kerr-McGee Corp. faces testimony from more than 50 witnesses in a trial starting today over an alleged scheme that enriched the company by $25 billion while polluting sites from New York to New Mexico.  More »

Fla. county to examine possible theft of BP funds

Investigators are scheduled to update Okaloosa County commissioners on their widening investigation into the possible theft of tourism funds provided by BP in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

Chevron has some claims dismissed by judge in Ecuador litigation

Chevron Corp. (CVX)’s lawsuit claiming attorneys for Ecuadorean plaintiffs in a pollution case conspired to fabricate evidence was narrowed by a federal judge in New York.  More »

Honda wins appeal of small-claims hybrid judgment

A judge overturned a nearly $10,000 small-claims judgment against American Honda Motor Co. that was won by a car owner who said the automaker misrepresented the gas mileage of her hybrid Civic, according to a ruling released Wednesday.  More »

Chesapeake Energy sued over corporate jet policy

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. is being sued by a shareholder over the company’s corporate jet policy.  More »

Anadarko suit judge throws out fraudulent transfer claim

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) won dismissal of a so-called fraudulent transfer claim made in a $25 billion environmental lawsuit by the U.S. and creditors of bankrupt Tronox Inc. after a judge ruled the Kerr-McGee unit of Anadarko that received the transfer is an isolated entity.  More »

SEC begins inquiry into Chesapeake Energy

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing a compensation program at Chesapeake Energy Corp. that created potential conflicts of interest for its CEO.  More »

BP Gulf spill judge orders Jan. 14 trial on U.S. claims

The judge presiding over the BP Plc litigation tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill set a Jan. 14 trial date to determine fault for the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and resulting undersea leak.  More »

Ex-BP engineer from Katy in court in New Orleans

A former BP drilling engineer from Katy, Texas, was expected in court today over charges he deleted text messages that indicated the company’s blown-out Gulf of Mexico well was spewing far more crude than BP was telling the public.  More »

BP oil spill judge tentatively approves $7.8 billion pact

BP Plc (BP/) and lawyers suing the company won preliminary approval of their proposed settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »