Category: Legal issues

Dow wins $2.16B in Kuwaiti dispute

Dow Chemical has been awarded $2.16 billion in damages by an international arbitration court over for a Kuwaiti joint venture that collapsed four years ago as the global recession took hold.  More »

Judge to weigh lifting engineer’s travel limits

A federal magistrate has scheduled a hearing on a former BP engineer’s request for permission to travel freely throughout the U.S. while he awaits a trial on charges he deleted text messages about the oil company’s response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Ex-BP engineer asks U.S. judge to ease bail travel curbs

A former BP Plc (BP/) engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill asked a U.S. judge to ease travel restrictions imposed on him as a condition of bail.  More »

Dynegy directors sued by investor over plants’ transfer

Dynegy Inc.’s directors were sued by an investor claiming they wrongfully agreed to transfer power plants from a unit the company later put into bankruptcy to benefit billionaire Carl Icahn and other shareholders.  More »

Judge recuses herself from ex-BP engineer’s case

A federal judge in New Orleans has recused herself from the criminal case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company’s response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

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 »