oil spill case
Score one for the Gulf: The 5th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision approving a multimillion dollar settlement with BP stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
BP is finally getting its day in court, after last-minute attempts to reach a settlement with government prosecutors in the Gulf oil spill case failed over the weekend.
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon disaster claimed the lives of 11 people and led to a devastating environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. After an extensive 3-year investigation following the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, one would have expected the first criminal charges to relate to...