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Now the Gulf Spill Companies Are In-Fighting Over Insurance

D.A. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D.A. Barber

When cleanup is complete, insurers will have an estimated loss from claims of environmental damages, death, and personal injury, between $1 billion to $2 billion.

Scope of BP Disaster Reevaluated, Worst in History

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward F. Blizzard

New figures regarding the amount of oil spewing from the well suggest that the Deepwater Horizon disaster could be three times larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Hits Louisiana--But How Far Away is the Next Disaster?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Oil has hit shore in Louisiana, and despite BP's best efforts to keep the media away, reporters can now touc...

Tapping the innovation 'black space': a forward-looking opportunity for liability insurers

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

As I write this, 200,000 gallons of oil a day are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ruptured Deepwater Horizon rig. This is a Very Bad Thing....

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

BP and Transocean Try to Skip Out on Oil Spill Tab

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward F. Blizzard

As lawsuits continue to mount against BP and Transocean, both companies are engaging in full scale efforts to limit their liability for the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Lisa Murkowski BLOCKS Move To Raise Oil Spill Liability Cap To $10 Billion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A bill to increase the liability cap for oil spills from $75 million to $10 billion was defeated Thursday by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Bill S....

Trouble for Breaking the Mother of All Laws?

Suann MacIsaac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Suann MacIsaac

Although many may find Croonquist's shtick funny, her in-laws aren't laughing.

Dirty Tricks That Keep Your 401(k) Returns in the Gutter

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

An index fund with a high expense ratio should be an oxymoron. Yet, brokers continue to advise investors to buy these funds.

Why Is The AMA President Lying (Again)?

Dr. Daniel Palestrant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Palestrant

Dr. Rohack tries to spin the fact that the AMA's failure to achieve their two biggest goals, tort reform and repeal of the SGR formula were in fact victories. He is not including two critical pieces of information.

Free Speech and Funeral Picketing:

Eugene Volokh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Volokh

The Fourth Circuit has just reversed the $5 million intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy verdict against the group who picketed the funeral of a slain soldier.

Promise in the Pipeline: Is it Pay Day for Burks' Patented Peanut Protein?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

As doctors bring their inventions to market, we should consider the health implications, liabilities and costs associated with exposing our children to yet another novel protein and synthetic substance before the long term health consequences have been evaluated.