U.S. 5th Circuit upholds British Petroleum's fault in Oil Spill

A panel of federal appeals court judges in New Orleans has refused to reconsider a ruling that BP and Andarko Petroleum Corp. must pay federal fines related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. BP and Anadarko, co-owners of the failed Macondo oil well, had sought to avoid penalties by blaming another company's failed equipment. In an opinion issued Wednesday (Nov. [more]

BP claims that it did not ruin the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS -- In its latest effort to portray itself as the victim of overzealous damage claims in the wake of its 2010 oil spill off Louisiana, BP blames damage to oyster beds on Gov. Bobby Jindal's "misguided decision… to divert fresh water from the Mississippi River to the Gulf" and argues the oil giant "should not be accountable for [more]

U.S. Supreme Court denies writs for Louisiana Parish lawsuits

WASHINGTON — 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.

The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in [more]

Local Chambers Tell Supreme Court - We Have Different Views

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight local chambers of commerce have filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, stating that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not represent their interests in the U.S. Chamber’s amicus filing in a Supreme Court case related to the BP oil disaster. On Sept. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief on behalf [more]

Bicycling Under the Influence - Are You Breaking the Law?

By Charlie Thomas, originally published on BikeLaw's Cambio Corsa blog. As a bicycle accident attorney, I often find myself in conversations with bicyclists about whether riding under the influence is legal. This topic has recently gained steam, especially with the introduction of more bicycle lanes in urban areas (connecting residences to watering holes) and [more]

BP's Supreme Court Settlement Appeal Faces an Uphill Battle

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]

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