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BP rests its case in Gulf spill trial's barrel-counting segment

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 21, 2013 edition.) Phase Two of the Macondo spill trial ended Friday in U.S. Distri...

Feds and BP Clash Over Barrels Spilled at Macondo Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the Macondo spill trial, number crunching or quantification of the oil flow started Monday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, with Judge Carl Barbier presiding. The U.S. is on one side with a figure of about 5 million barrels for the disaster that commenced in 2010, versus BP and Anadarko on the other with 3.26 million barrels.

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

BP defends its well-safety record at Gulf spill trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 15, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP executives and others testifying at U.S. District ...

Halliburton Rests Its Case In Gulf Spill Trial After Cement Work Testimony

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 8, 2013 edition.) At the spill trial last week, Halliburton staffer Jesse Gaglian...

Transocean Denies Skimping On Deepwater Horizon Maintenance

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 1, 2013 edition.) At the Gulf spill trial last week, a Transocean executive and a c...

Halliburton Stays In Spill Trial's Glare As Two Other Firms Escape Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 24, 2013 edition.) In the fourth week of the 2010 Gulf spill trial, U.S. District J...

Halliburton Officers, Others Testify In 2010 Gulf Spill Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 18, 2013 edition.) Week three of the Gulf oil spill trial under Judge Carl Barbier...

Oil Executives, Experts Testify As 2010 Spill Trial Continues

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 11, 2013 edition.) In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District ...

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

Federal Judge Urged To Approve BP Settlement

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approv...

BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Oil Spill Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by business...

US District Court Finds Feinberg/GCCF NOT Independent of BP

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The ruling casts in doubt a large number of claims that have been signed off on by claimants as final settlements in which they agreed not to pursue further litigation in exchange for quick payments.

Judge Orders Oil Spill Rig Owner To Turn Over Safety Records

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered Transocean Ltd. to turn over a batch of safety records to a government panel probing the deadly rig ex...

Judge Who Owned Bonds In Gulf Oil Spill Companies Will Handle Most Spill Lawsuits

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies ...