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The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2017 marked the 7th anniversary of the tragic BP Oil Spill.  That event cost 11 men their lives, seriously injured dozens, and caused billions of dollars in economic damages to businesses along the Gulf Coast.  But seven years later, […]

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BP Wins A Big Victory

BP won a significant victory yesterday in its ongoing litigation arising from the tragic April 20, 2010 explosion of the DeepWater Horizon and resulting oil spill that affected the Gulf of Mexico. While it has attempted to wrap up its […]

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Today’s Lesson: E. coli, STEC, and HUS Spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Any student likes a few extra days off of school. But some Louisiana students (and their parents) might not be enjoying this break as much as they normally would. Food Safety News reports that Silliman Institute in Clinton, Louisiana has […]

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Paging Louie Freeh . . .

Have you heard about the compensation fund set up to pay for costs associated with environmental damage?  Or about how there has been so much fraud (tens of millions of dollars worth), that independent authorities have been forced to come […]

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BP Cries Wolf. Again.

It seems that facts are again catching up with BP’s hyperbole and expensive legal and media campaign to cast itself as the victim in a runaway claims process.  This time the facts come from an independent audit that BP requested, […]

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BP Cert Petition — Facts Are Stubborn Things

BP filed its promised “Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.” In its continuing effort to undo its settlement with the people and businesses of the Gulf South, BP asks the Supreme Court to hear […]

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BP Settlement: Lilly Tomlin Was Right.

Lilly Tomlin said that, “No matter how cynical you get, it’s almost impossible to keep up.” With BP’s most recent filing, it’s hard to argue with that observation. BP filed a motion today, seeking return of awards previously made to […]

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BP Settlement — What SCOTUS Denial of BP’s Stay May Mean.

BP lost its latest effort to delay making good on its much-ballyhooed “Commitment to the Gulf” earlier today.  The United States Supreme Court denied BP’s request to “stay the mandate” issuing from the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

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BP Settlement — BP, It’s Not Losing When You’re Winning

If you believed BP, you would think that Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed claims administrator, is passing out BP’s money to undeserving claimants willy-nilly. But the facts, as history has shown in this litigation, do not support BPs spin. The claims […]

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BP Settlement — A or B? Which One Is It, BP?

I’ve received another message from the guy whose thoughts I had passed along in an earlier post about why BP has attempted to crawfish from its agreement with the people and businesses of the Gulf.  This time, he poses a straightforward […]