Archive for May, 2014

BP Loses Oil Spill Payments Appeal

May 28th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected BP’s appeal to halt its oil spill payments while the company waits to have its case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. The company appealed a lower court ruling on more than $9 billion in disputed payments related to the 2010 disaster that spewed millions of

Louisiana Board Files Oil Company Lawsuits

May 21st, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

In the summer of 2013, an independent board that manages the flood protection plan for the city of New Orleans voted unanimously to file oil company lawsuits against nearly 100 firms. The lawsuit alleges that the pipes and canals dug by the oil companies since the 1930s have contributed to the erosion of the Louisiana