In a packed courthouse that included the ambassadors of Italy, the U.S. and Germany, prosecutors read out the charges against former head of Sonatrach, Mohammed Meziane, his two sons, and 16 other company officials.
Gushing oil in the Gulf of Mexico caused serious and widespread sociocultural destruction in Louisiana and other states and exacerbated inequality in a region marked by economic immobility, the U.S. government’s second witness in BP’s oil spill case said Tuesday.
BP Plc investors claiming as much as $2.5 billion in market losses caused by company misrepresentations about the severity of the 2010 oil spill will make their case to a jury next May 18, a judge ruled today.
Attorneys for a BP engineer found guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill wants his conviction thrown out, saying the jury forewoman heard statements outside of the trial that influenced the panel’s decision.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
The billion-dollar legal battle among three oil and gas giants – Energy Transfer Partners, Enterprise Products and Enbridge – that went to trial last week sounds like a bitter divorce case, complete with accusations of a lovers’ triangle.
A federal jury has told a judge that they are having difficulty reaching a verdict in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with trying to obstruct a probe of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Manhattan lawyer who’s spent his career battling Chevron Corp. over pollution in Ecuador is set to defend the tactics he used to win a multibillion-dollar judgment against the company before a federal judge.
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