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New trial ordered for ex-BP engineer convicted of deleting texts on Gulf oil spill

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:46
By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval threw out Kurt Mix's obstruction-of-justice conviction, saying that remarks a jury forewoman overheard outside of the courtroom influenced the verdict.
BP plc Warns Of “Staggering” Costs From Gulf Of Mexico Payouts
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:57
BP (LSE: BP (LSE: BP.L - news) ) (NYSE: BP.US) could be liable for tens of billions of dollars more in fines relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, after the company was sideswiped by federal courts in New Orleans. The court lifted an injunction that had blocked the payment of business claims for economic losses, part of the agreement BP made to settle with victims of the oil spill during 2012.
Why Canadians shouldn't forget the BP Oil Spill
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 01:07
Why Canadians shouldn't forget the BP Oil Spill Dark clouds of smoke spread as oil burns on May 6, 2010 Don't missPipe bursts, spills 50,000 gallons of oil onto Los Angeles streetsEcosystem could take 'decades' to recover from BP oil spillOil spill cleanup underway in Quebec's Lac-Megantic area
US Supreme Court Denies BP Bid to Halt Oil Spill Payments
Sunday, 08 June 2014 11:38
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a bid by BP to halt making compensation payments linked to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Without comment, the top panel rejected an effort by the British energy giant to stop its disbursements, effectively letting stand refusals to do so by lower courts. Under a 2012 settlement, BP (IW 1000/4) agreed to pay out billions of dollars to people and businesses…
US top court turns down BP bid to halt oil spill payouts
Sunday, 08 June 2014 10:28
Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court on Monday turned down a bid by BP to halt making compensation payments linked to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Without comment, the top panel rejected an effort by the British energy giant to stop its disbursements, effectively letting stand refusals to do so by lower courts.
US Supreme Court: BP must continue paying claims while appealing terms of oil spill settlement
Sunday, 08 June 2014 06:45
By Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court says BP must continue paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals terms of its settlement with some businesses. The justices on Monday let stand without comment lower court refusals to halt payments while BP PLC appeals lower court rulings that businesses don't have to prove they were directly harmed by the…
Supreme Court: BP must pay claims during appeal
Sunday, 08 June 2014 06:45
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says BP must continue paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals terms of its settlement with some businesses. The justices on Monday let stand without comment lower court refusals to halt payments while BP PLC appeals lower court rulings that businesses don't have to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect money.
US court: BP must pay claims during appeal
Sunday, 08 June 2014 06:37
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says BP must continue paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals terms of its settlement with some businesses. The justices on Monday let stand without comment lower court refusals to halt payments while BP appeals the rulings that businesses don't have to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect money.
BP Rejected by Supreme Court on Gulf Payments Reprieve
Sunday, 08 June 2014 05:39
BP Plc (BP/) must pay potentially hundredsof millions of dollars in claims after the U.S. Supreme Courtrefused to halt disputed payments stemming from the 2010 Gulf ofMexico oil spill. Rejecting a request from BP, the justices today said theywouldn’t put a hold on lower court rulings that require the oilcompany to begin making the payments, part of a $9.2 billionaccord.
Why the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Was Worse Than Hell
Thursday, 05 June 2014 05:15
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- An investigation into the 2010 BP(BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico points to a series of specific failures, including the malfunction of a "blowout preventer" that punctured a critical pipeline, contributing to roughly 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the water. The findings indicate that other deepwater wells are at risk of similar failure.
 

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