BP Oil Spill Stories

BP Accuses Oil Spill Attorney of ‘Brazen Fraud’ & ‘Phantom Clients’

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – In a scorching federal lawsuit, BP accused a well-known attorney of “brazen fraud” involving “phantom clients,” that could cost the oil company more than $2 billion in unfair oil-spill payments. BP sued lead defendants Mikal C. … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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BP Did Its Best Given Magnitude of Oil Spill Unknowns, Witnesses Say

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – After spending a week on how BP tried to seal the Macondo Prospect after the well broke in 2010, the trial today turns to the total amount of oil spilled. Concluding the second phase of a … Continue reading

October 07, 2013
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BP Wins Review of Some Settlement Payments

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – The 5th Circuit reinstated BP’s battle over what is says are potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in “fictitious” claims being made by the administrator of a settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. … Continue reading

October 04, 2013
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Oil Spill Trial Opens with Allegations of BP Lies

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – BP lied about the magnitude of its April 2010 oil spill while using the Gulf of Mexico “as its own private laboratory,” lawyers argued as they kicked off the second phase of the damages trial. The … Continue reading

October 01, 2013
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BP, With Chutzpah, Sues the EPA

HOUSTON (CN) – In a remarkable display of chutzpah, BP sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA illegally barred the oil giant from new government contracts. In its federal lawsuit, lead plaintiff BP Exploration & Production Co. claims … Continue reading

August 14, 2013
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Class Says Firm Illegally Filed Oil Spill Claims

MOBILE, Ala. (CN) – A Georgia company operating out of New Orleans is illegally handling BP oil spill claims – and placing liens against recoveries – though it does not have any licensed attorneys, a class action claims in Federal … Continue reading

August 07, 2013
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BP Says It Has ‘New Evidence’ of Fraud in Claims Process

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Citing what it calls new evidence, BP asked again to suspend oil spill claims payments until court-appointed Special Master Louis Freeh completes his investigation of allegations of fraud in the claims process. In a second attempt … Continue reading

August 07, 2013
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BP Tells Judge Businesses Are Being Paid for ‘Fictitious Losses’

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – BP sued the court-appointed oil spill claims administrator, claiming he’s paid “hundreds of millions of dollars” of false business claims that bear no “rational connection to the oil spill,” and that could cost it “billions of … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
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Judge Refuses to Freeze BP Oil Spill Payments

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – A new court order could force BP to make “substantially higher” payments than the initially projected $7.8 billion, the oil giant told shareholders. In its annual report, BP highlighted a March 5 order from U.S. District … Continue reading

March 11, 2013
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BP ‘Played It Fast and Loose,’ Expert Testifies

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – An expert testified for the Department of Justice on Thursday that the cementing of the Macondo oil well showed at least nine “risks” that combined to create the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The errors “virtually assured that … Continue reading

March 08, 2013
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