• Can Ballpark Fix Biloxi's Blues?

    Debate Emerges Over How to Use Oil-Spill Recovery Funds; 'Restore Our Ecosystem'. Billions of dollars in BP PLC payments after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have gone toward everything from coastal restoration to compensating fishermen and dolphin research. But $15 million of recovery money directed to the building of a roughly $40 million minor-league baseball stadium here has some residents in the region questioning whether the funds are being used as intended and are addressing the area's most critical needs.

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  • Judge Extends Pause on Business Claims Payments in BP Settlement

    A federal judge is extending a pause on payments for some business losses tied to BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, while ordering the claims administrator to adjust the rules for some companies in response to a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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  • Federal Judge Mandates Changes to Rules for Business Claims in BP Settlement, Reacting to Appeals Court Ruling

    A federal judge in New Orleans is extending a pause on payments for some business losses tied to BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, while ordering the claims administrator to adjust the rules for some companies in response to a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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  • BP Witnesses Continue to Bolster Company's Low Gulf Oil Spill Estimates

    Three more BP expert witnesses on Tuesday delivered testimony during the federal trial over the company's Macondo oil well blowout designed to support BP's estimate that only 3.26 million barrels of oil were released during the 87-day spill.

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  • Judge Hears Conflicting Estimates of BP Oil Spill

    For weeks after BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, people across the globe were captivated by a live video feed from underwater cameras that showed the company's blown-out well belching plumes of black crude into the water.

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  • Court Orders Closer Scrutiny of Oil-Spill Claims Against BP

    BP has been complaining for most of the past year that its fund for compensating economic victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was out of control, and that a New Orleans court official was approving payments to people who had not been affected at all by the disaster. On Wednesday night, an appeals court agreed in a ruling that could help cap the gusher of payments under one portion of BP’s multi-front legal effort to put the spill behind it. The company’s stock rose Thursday in response to the long-sought decision, which sent the matter back to a federal district court judge in New Orleans with new instructions.

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  • BP Wins Victory in Battle to Cap Gulf Oil Spill Settlements

    Court orders tighter rules to stem unfair Gulf oil spill claims in a partial victory for BP. BP has won a victory in its battle to cap the compensation payouts to alleged victims of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, potentially sparing the company billions of dollars.

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  • BP’s Unexpected and Gratifying Victory in New Orleans

    Score one for the Louisiana legal system. BP has gained a notable, and rather unexpected, victory in the US appeals court in New Orleans over Patrick Juneau, the administrator of claims for damages relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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  • BP Wins Spill Compensation Appeal

    BP has secured a first victory in its legal campaign to limit its compensation settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, following a favourable ruling from a US court.

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  • Restoring Sanity to the BP Settlement

    Court judgment finally upholds spirit of Deepwater deal. The dispute over BP’s liability for the Deepwater Horizon disaster has finally taken a turn for the better. A federal appeals court in Louisiana has approved an injunction that allows the UK-based oil company to stop making payments to businesses that had not “experienced actual injury traceable to loss” from the spill.

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