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Eagle Ford workers file overtime suit against Superior Energy

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Several Eagle Ford oil field workers are suing Superior Energy for failing to pay them overtime, according to a court filing.
Woo Jeong Lee, chairman and founder of Nexolon to speaks to the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board about the CPS Energy/Brook Development Authority deal. Photo: Helen L. Montoya, San Antonio Express-News

CPS solar partner says it’s sticking with deal

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The chairman of Nexolon Co. Ltd., owner of a key supplier in CPS Energy’s massive solar power project, rejected questions Monday about the financial stability of his company and reiterated his commitment to the project.
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Cleanup worker Jeiner Foronda places fresh absorbent boom in the affected marshland of Terrebonne Parish, La., while cleaning up oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. ( Smiley N. Pool / Chronicle )

La. AG’s oil spill tab nears $24M

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Louisiana’s attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state’s legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with much of the money paid to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010, the day after the blowout of BP's Macondo well. (Associate Press photo)

Judge gets sentence recommendation for BP

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The report and recommendation were filed in federal court in New Orleans late Monday.
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Lawyers trade accusations in fight over gas additive

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The $700 million case against Citgo and ExxonMobil, accusing the companies of contaminating more than 40,000 wells in New Hampshire with the fuel additive MTBE, launched Monday with attorneys exchanging charges of nefarious legal moves.
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Judge allows expert’s reports on ill-fated rig

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Reports prepared by one of Transocean’s key experts, who later died in a car crash, will be admitted during next month’s civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010, the day after the blowout of BP's Macondo well. (Associate Press photo)

Judge approves Gulf oil spill medical benefits settlement

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A federal judge Friday approved the medical benefits portion of a multibillion dollar class action settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that had been reached between the British oil giant and thousands of individuals and businesses who sued the company.
Mickal Vogt of Covington, La., uses a stick to place tar balls in a jar that washed up on the shore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010. Large amounts of the oil battered the Alabama coast, leaving deposits of the slick mess some 4-6 inches thick on the beach in some parts. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

BP seeks to cut Gulf oil spill exposure by up to $3.4B

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BP could reduce its potential maximum fine for the 2010 Gulf oil spill by $3.4 billion if a judge grants a motion BP filed Friday relating to the amount of crude spilled.
Jason and Shelley Anderson celebrate their 2002 wedding with an oil rig cake. Jason Anderson was one of 11 victims in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill. (source: Shelley Anderson)

Rig victim’s widow says Gulf disaster caused ‘inferno of grief’

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Shelley Anderson says Transocean waited three days to to tell her that her husband was lost in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Days later, their young daughter, Lacy, said her father told her he was in heaven. Read Shelley’s victim impact statement, detailing the family’s ordeal.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns off the coast of Louisiana on April 21, 2010.  (AP file photo/Gerald Herbert)

BP oil spill settlement payments exceed $1B mark

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Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class-action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys, court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau said.