As BP and others involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill negotiate possible settlements ahead of a now-delayed trial, billions of dollars in fines and damages could ride on the legal issue of whether BP and other companies acted with gross negligence. More »
Oral argument was held last week in the complex challenge to the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations for major stationary sources. Judges Tatel, Sentelle and Rogers of the DC Circuit showed a good grasp of the issues according to observers. Despite the intense interest in the case, it seems unlikely, however, that the outcome will be [...] More »
The deal is all but done. Now it’s time to sell it. More »
In its proposed settlement of thousands of economic damage claims over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP simplified part of its own legal maze but may have made things more complicated for contractors Transocean and Halliburton. More »
A BP PLC well site leader on the Deepwater Horizon is appealing a judge’s order he undergo a medical examination before he can claim to be unfit to answer questions under oath about the deadly 2010 rig explosion that spawned the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. More »
Discussions between the U.S. Justice Department and companies involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are continuing after a $7.8 billion agreement between BP Plc and businesses and individuals harmed by the spill, Assistant Attorney General Tony West said today. More »
Business columnist Loren Steffy talks with Katherine Rodriquez, whose father died at BP’s Texas City refinery, about a tentative settlement over the Deepwater Horizon case.
A federal judge says BP and a committee representing plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill reached an $8 billion agreement Friday night. More »
The Texas Supreme Court’s refused to rehear a pipeline case, giving landowners the ability to challenge a pipeline company’s right to eminent domain, but creating uncertainty in the state’s booming oil and gas industry.
With the trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster looming, BP’s attorneys are moving strike any mention of the company’s long history of operating failures from court records. More »
A possible deal between BP and business owners and individuals harmed by the Deepwater Horizon disaster would call for BP to close the fund it’s been using to pay claims for the past two years and apply the balance to settle a mammoth legal case awaiting trial in New Orleans. More »
Shell Oil Co. is taking the offensive against environmental groups that have put legal roadblocks in the company’s path to offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. More »