oil spill case

  • 5th Circuit upholds BP oil spill settlement

    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 goes on trial for Gulf 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.

  • Litigation: First criminal charges filed in the BP oil spill disaster

    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...

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