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Attorney blasts firing from BP settlement program

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An attorney who was fired by the court-supervised administrator of BP’s settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents is demanding to be reinstated with back pay.
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Deadline set for responses to BP fraud allegations

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A federal judge has set an Aug. 26 deadline for court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau to respond to BP’s allegations that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside a settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents.
Wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train are piled up following a deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press)

US firm in Quebec rail tragedy granted protection

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A Canadian judge has granted creditor protection to a rail company whose runaway oil train caused an explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec, a day after the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Judge: BP refusal to pay oil spill claims center is unreasonable

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BP lost a bid to avoid paying the third-quarter operating budget of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster claims administrator, totaling $130 million, as part of its settlement with most private claimants.
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Enterprise Products loses bid to end Energy Transfer suit

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Enterprise Products Partners LP lost its bid to throw out a lawsuit claiming it breached a 2011 agreement with Energy Transfer Partners LP to build a pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast.
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FERC seeks $28M penalty from BP over natural gas prices

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Federal energy regulators proposed a $28 million civil penalty against BP Plc for allegedly manipulating natural gas prices in Houston five years ago.
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Houston maritime lawyers join new firm

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All eight lawyers who work at Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau in Houston have joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of Blank Rome.
A contractor closes a valve on a tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

New details on gas drilling lawsuit gag order

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A just-released Washington County Common Pleas Court transcript of a 2011 settlement hearing in a Marcellus Shale damage case shows the case records should have included a confidential settlement agreement and reveals details of an unusual lifetime “gag order” that covers two children involved in the case.
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FERC: JPMorgan owes $410M for price manipulation

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $410 million in penalties on Tuesday to settle accusations by U.S. energy regulators that it manipulated electricity prices.
BP's Bob Dudley speaks at CERAWeek 2013. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)

BP not expecting spill settlement (video)

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BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said it’s unlikely Europe’s second-biggest oil company will reach a settlement with the U.S. over the Gulf of Mexico disaster as provisions set aside to pay for the spill rose.