BP has spent much of this year working to convince federal courts in New Orleans that a flawed interpretation of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement deal has allowed millions of dollars in payments to go to what it says are undeserving businesses. It's been an uphill battle for the British oil giant, which has lost several rulings on [more]
A 52-year-old male cyclist was killed Thursday afternoon after being struck and run over by a turning tractor-trailer truck near the intersection of St. Claude and Elysian Fields avenues in the Marigny. New Orleans police said the incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not identified, pending notification of relatives. The truck driver, identified [more]
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was whacked with a staggering $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the widow of a chain smoker killed by lung cancer in 1996. A Pensacola jury also awarded Cynthia Robinson another $16.8 million in compensatory damages Friday, following a four-week trial that left a top Reynolds executive burning mad. “This verdict goes far [more]
On Monday, June 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block payments that BP is required to pay to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals a lower court ruling. The high court rejected the company's emergency application, which BP filed on May 28, 2014 after the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit [more]
NEW ORLEANS – In a major decision that could get oil spill claims payments going again for the first time in eight months, federal appeals judges declined to sit as a full court to hear two BP appeals. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court voted 8-5 to not hear two BP appeals that were previously denied by 2-1 margins by smaller three-judge [more]
Four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 men, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and staining, seemingly indelibly, the image of BP, the international energy giant responsible for the well. Its reputation in free fall, the company set aside billions of dollars and saturated the airwaves with contrite pledges [more]
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