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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated off shore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)

BP urges judges to remove head of oil spill settlement fund

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It’s the oil giant’s latest legal effort to limit its losses from the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BP appeals judge’s refusal to remove claims administrator

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A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted pleadings filed against BP before he was appointed.
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Supreme Court denies BP’s petition to review settlement case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied BP’s request for the court to review the 2012 oil spill settlement it reached with thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

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The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

Spill claims boss says he’s closely following BP settlement rules

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The Louisiana claims administrator that BP says is too loose with its oil spill settlement money has struck back.
(Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

In Exxon suit, judge leaves opening for Indonesian villagers

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Last year, a Supreme Court decision over foreign human rights abuse victims seeking damages in American courts left a small window open for some hoping for restitution.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Britain goes to bat for BP in Supreme Court brief

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The British government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to show mercy on BP as the London oil company faces steep costs for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
(Associated Press)

Supreme Court limits existing EPA climate rules on power plants

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The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: dbking/Flickr)

Supreme Court curbs shareholder class-action suits with Halliburton case

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A Supreme Court ruling Monday will make it easier for Halliburton to fight a lawsuit brought by investors who allege the company misled them.
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EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

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The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.