Final approval granted for $20 billion BP settlement for states affected by Gulf oil spill

April 4, 2016 - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted final approval to $20-billion settlement for states impacted by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Beasley Allen helps State of Alabama recover $20 million from Transocean for Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

October 22, 2015 - Governor Robert Bentley announced the State of Alabama settled its claims against Transocean for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For this... Read More

Government entities in Gulf Coast region receive BP settlement funds

July 28, 2015 - Government entities throughout the Gulf Coast region will receive funds as a result of BP’s $18.7 billion settlement to resolve economic and natural resource damages resulting from 2010... Read More

State of Alabama announces $2 billion agreement in principle to settle BP oil spill litigation

July 2, 2015 - The agreement in principle to resolve all claims against BP means more than $2 billion dollars is expected for Alabama to address economic losses and natural resource damages resulting... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP, Andarko’s final appeal; companies are liable for civil penalties in oil spill case

June 29, 2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., who challenged a lower court’s decision that kept them liable for civil penalties under the... Read More

US Supreme Court upholds BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement

December 8, 2014 - With its ruling, the Supreme Court held that BP must stand by its word and honor the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement that the oil giant itself helped draft and then approved in... Read More

Judge rules BP’s reckless conduct and gross negligence were responsible for 2010 Gulf oil spill

September 4, 2014 - Today U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled BP was guilty of reckless conduct and gross negligence in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest oil spill disaster in U.S.... Read More

Aftermath of BP Oil Spill still sending ripples through Gulf Coast environment, economy four years later

April 18, 2014 - The disaster that destroyed BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform, killed 11 workers and dumped billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico happened four years ago, on April 20.... Read More

Appeals court affirms BP Oil Spill Settlement agreement

January 13, 2014 - On Friday, Jan. 10, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed federal Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling approving the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement between BP Plc... Read More

BP again aims to discredit oil-spill claims, terms of agreement

July 1, 2013 - BP placed ads in national newspapers ahead of another hearing to determine whether payments being made to oil-spill claimants are inflated and fictitious, as the oil giant alleges they are.... Read More

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