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Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:22
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Baldwin School System Seeks More Money from BP
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:37
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. - Four years after the BP oil spill, the Baldwin County School system is still seeking money it says its owed. Two years ago the Baldwin County Commission settled with BP receiving 11.565 million dollars based on lost sales tax revenue. Of that money, the Baldwin County School System was allocated 3.1 million dollars. But the school system turned down the check, saying 3.1 million is simply not enough.
Oil spill claimant hits back at BP's 'campaign of intimidation' with defamation suit
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:55
A New Orleans law firm swept up in BP's public campaign challenging payments to certain oil spill claimants has sued the British oil giant, one of its lawyers and an Associated Press reporter for defamation. According to court documents filed in late June, attorney Gilbert "Gibby" Andry said BP wrongly and purposefully implicated him and his firm, The Andry Law Firm LLC, in an investigation into alleged fraud in the oil spill settlement through a…
Gulf oil spill: Former BP engineer's retrial postponed in case involving deleted text messages
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:51
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Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt Mix illegally deleted text messages to and from a supervisor and a BP contractor involving the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well…
Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed while prosecutors appeal decision that negated conviction
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:44
NEW ORLEANS — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt Mix illegally deleted text messages to and from a supervisor and a BP contractor involving the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well after…
Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt Mix illegally deleted text messages to obstruct an investigation involving the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon rig…
$15M reserved for La. Gulf oil spill litigation
Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:44
BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers added $15 million Friday to the attorney generals budget to pay for Louisianas ongoing legal case against BP for damages caused by the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Without the money, Attorney General Buddy Caldwells office had said its casework would grind to a halt in the current fiscal year that began July 1. To cover costs of the legal work, the Legislatures joint budget committee tapped into money from a set-aside…
State spends more money on oil spill
Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:35
But some lawmakers expressed concern about the solidity of that money. Budget officials are counting on the money being reimbursed by the federal government and through spill settlement dollars at a later date. “The feeling is that we’re spending money that we haven’t received?”, the chairman of the Senate’s budget committee, Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, asked budget officials Friday. Every year since the spill, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, a group of legislators…
BP Workers Can Sue Over Retirement Losses Tied to Spill
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 04:14
BP Plc (BP/) employees can sue managers ofthe company’s retirement savings plan over losses related to the2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. appeals court said. The New Orleans-based appellate court, citing a recentSupreme Court ruling, today rejected U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison’s 2012 decision denying claims for millions of dollarsin losses suffered by the plans.
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