Four years after the Gulf oil spill, a political action committee associated with BP oil company is contributing to Alabama politicians' campaign.
According to reports, campaign contribution reports show a BP employee PAC gave $1,000 to Alabama Gov.
|The morning after threatening a NY1 reporter who asked about campaign finance allegations, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., admitted, “I lost my cool.”
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LSU did not receive the news it was hoping to receive from a couple of the top local players who announced their commitments during a high school football All-Star game in Florida Thursday.
Karr receiver Devante 'Speedy' Noil chose Texas A&M over LSU. The multi-talented Cougar player who had some time at quarterback, receiver and on defense flashed his choice on gloves he was wearing that had the A&M logo.
Later Karr defensive tackle Gerald Willis III announced that he had chosen Florida over LSU.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has renewed its request for a federal appeals court to permanently block settlement payments to businesses that can't trace their losses directly to the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a court filing Monday, BP attorneys argued that a Dec. 24 ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will impose more "vast and unjustified costs" on the company unless a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overrules him.
Barbier said in last week's order that BP's settlement was designed to avoid the delays that would result from a "claim-by claim analysis" of whether each claim can be traced to the spill.
Earlier this month, the 5th Circuit panel ruled that Barbier erred when he initially refused to consider BP's "causation" arguments.
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NEW ORLEANS, AZ - Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year after a federal appeals court overturned his ruling that held the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers liable for flooding caused by lax maintenance of a shipping channel.
Duval has also dismissed a parallel lawsuit against a contractor.