Category: Legal issues

Chevron sued in Argentina over Ecuadorean spills

Lawyers for Amazonian Indians are seeking the seizure of $2 billion of Chevron Corp.’s assets in Argentina as they try to collect an $18.7 billion environmental judgment won in Ecuador last year.  More »

Man charged with threatening nuclear reactor

Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old Gretna man has been charged with threatening to destroy a nuclear reactor.  More »

Solyndra judge’s approval of bankruptcy plan appealed

A bankruptcy judge’s decision to approve Solyndra LLC’s plan to exit court protection was appealed by the Internal Revenue Service.  More »

Up against deadline, many may decline spill deal

Lawyers advising thousands of plaintiffs with economic and medical damage claims from the 2010 Gulf oil spill say thousands will opt out of a complex settlement deal by Thursday’s deadline, but parties that forged the agreement are confident enough will stay for the deal to work.  More »

Cameron International reports 3Q profit surge

Oil and gas industry equipment maker Cameron International reported Wednesday a nearly 36 percent increase in third-quarter profit on higher revenue due to strong sales of drilling, production and compression systems.  More »

Q&A: Oil spill claims chief weighs in

Patrick Juneau was appointed to administer claims after BP and a steering committee of lawyers representing Gulf Coast residents announced a proposed class action settlement of economic and health damages arising from the 2010 oil spill.  More »

Calif. judge issues ruling in pipeline blast cases

A jury can decide if Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should pay victims of the deadly San Bruno pipeline blast punitive damages in civil court, a Northern California judge ruled Tuesday.  More »

Coast Guard releases undersea video from Gulf spill site

Undersea video the Coast Guard released Monday confirms that oil isn’t leaking from the Macondo well that blew out two years ago, but is oozing from a device used in an early attempt to stop the larger spill.  More »

Fishermen confront BP spill deadline

By Thursday, claimants in the seafood industry must decide whether to accept whatever payment the settlement may bring if Judge Barbier approves it, or opt out and gamble that they can fare better pursuing individual lawsuits.  More »

Texas Brine billed $321,000 for sinkhole

Assumption Parish officials have asked Texas Brine Co. of Houston to reimburse the parish for about $321,000 spent in its response to a sinkhole now believed to have been caused by the company’s failed salt cavern.  More »

Louisiana seeks jury trial on $1 billion claim against BP

Louisiana asked a federal judge to order a separate jury trial against BP Plc (BP/) over the $1 billion in economic oil-spill losses that the state claims BP has stopped paying.  More »

Criminal probe eyes remarks after Gulf spill, lawyers say

Federal criminal investigators are looking into statements made by officials of companies connected with the Gulf oil spill in the days and weeks after the disaster.  More »