Tag: trial

Hearing starts in ex-BP engineer obstruction case

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.  More »

Chevron wins US ruling calling Ecuador judgment fraud

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.  More »

Jury to weigh billion-dollar pipeline case

A dozen jurors start Monday deliberating the billion-dollar dispute among three giant oil and gas companies over a joint effort to build a pipeline from Cushing, Okla. to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Pipeline trial kicks off as if nasty divorce case

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.  More »

BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches

The legal clash over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is entering a key chapter that could give BP an idea of just how large a hole the disaster will burn in its wallet.  More »

Jury at a standstill in ex-BP engineer’s trial

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.  More »

Chevron adversary to deny Ecuador fraud in testimony

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.  More »

Ecuador judge testifies to taking bribes in Chevron suit

A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. testified that he and a colleague who issued a $19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed.  More »

Oil spill legal worries still haunt BP investors

Even though BP has sold off $40 billion in assets — mostly for liquidity to pay for oil spill costs — the resumption of a civil trial in New Orleans has stirred up renewed investor anxiety about the possibility of $18 billion in pollution fines.  More »

Live: BP battles government over size of Gulf spill

Follow the courtroom play-by-play as oil giant BP faces a fine of up to $18 billion for unleashing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S history.  More »

BP executive: Well could have been sealed sooner

A BP executive who led the company’s efforts to end its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says its blown-out well could have been sealed sooner if a capping device had been built before the April 2010 catastrophe.  More »

Plaintiffs: BP unprepared for Gulf spill, misled US officials

British oil producer BP, back in federal court Monday, is fending off allegations it misled U.S. government officials on how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from an out-of-control well in 2010.  More »
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