On October 8, 2014, “The Louisiana Record” posted an article that brought to light statistics regarding the “shockingly inefficient“ management of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Oil Spill claims. The information included in the article can only be described as profoundly disturbing and is indicative of tremendous inefficiencies and stall tactics at all levels of the […]

On September 4, 2014, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held that the massive BP oil spill four years ago was the direct result of gross negligence or willful misconduct by BP. The ruling is significant as it paves the way for the U.S. government to impose nearly four times the amount of civil fines upon […]

http://www.reuters.com/ As reported above, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined BP’s request to keep in place a stay on Business Payments.  That stay has kept our clients from receiving their compensation award for months more than necessary, so we are cautiously optimistic that our business economic loss clients will soon start receiving their awards.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bp-oil-spill-4-years-later-long-term-health-questions-linger/ As the news story above highlights, tens of thousands of clean up workers have suffered lingering health effects from helping BP clean up its mess. Four years after the event, these poor people have received no compensation for their physical injuries.  Many do not have health insurance and have had no medical treatment for […]

Unfortunately, no lawyer can represent the dolphins and other wildlife that continue to suffer and die as a result of corporate negligence and indifference.  We are proud to be working with Simon O’rourke, the first firm to file a class action lawsuit and the firm who seized one of the responsible vessels.  Together, we can […]

It has been two weeks since the Galveston Bay oil spill, in which two ships collided causing 168,000 gallons of fuel oil to spill out. And now the longer lasting effects of that catastrophic event are surfacing. Officials now say that over 300 shorebirds died from this catastrophic event and more are expected to surface […]

Last Saturday, approximately 700 yards from the Texas City Dike, a barge and a ship collided causing 168,000 gallons of “bunker oil” to spill into Galveston Bay. Unlike regular crude oil, “bunker oil” is sticky, like molasses, and is heavier, which can cause the oil to sink, remaining in the bay anywhere from several months […]

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On March 22, 2014, a collision between a barge and a tanker ship spilled 168,000 gallons, or 4,000 barrels, of marine fuel oil into Galveston Bay. The Galveston oil spill resulted in a temporary closure of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest routes for commercial shipping the country. Residents of Galveston Island were […]

If you are like most people, you have probably been bombarded daily with BP’s new $200 million dollar Ad campaign about “fraudulent claims”. You have endured numerous news articles about the settlement and the big appeal before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. And, if you are like most people, you saw that […]

On Friday, November 22, 2013, Judge Barbier issued an order amending his November 15, 2013 order denying BP’s “Motion to Amend Scheduling Order re: BEL Remand and Preliminary Injunction Relating to BEL Claims” with reasons. This order denied BP’s latest attempt to renegotiate the issue of causation for BP claims. BP agreed to and approved […]

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