Archive for August, 2014

Judge Dismisses BP Whistleblower Lawsuit

August 25th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes dismissed a $256 billion BP whistleblower lawsuit that alleged that the oil company lied to regulators and misrepresented the safety features of its Atlantis oil drilling platform. Former BP contractor Kenneth Abbott pursued his 2009 $88.8 billion BP whistleblower lawsuit, the estimated value of the Atlantis oil filed in

BP Oil Spill Penalty Pays For Conservation Land Purchase

August 21st, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced that it would purchase more than 17,000 acres of coastal wetlands in Calhoun County with funds that it received from BP oil spill penalty payments. The total price of the Powderhorn Ranch purchase was estimated at $50 million, two-thirds of which will be covered by BP oil spill

A recent BP oil spill ruling could exclude thousands of people affected by the disaster from receiving compensation for their medical conditions. US. District Judge Carl Barbier upheld a BP policy statement that individuals diagnosed after April 16, 2012, with medical problems related to BP oil spill cleanup efforts would not be eligible to participate

Judge OK’s BP Oil Spill Subpoena

August 14th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

A U.S. Magistrate is granting BP the power to seek terms on the reach of a major subpoena. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan has allowed the company to seek access to government files associated with the temporary stoppage on deep-water drilling that followed the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The subpoena

BP Oil Spill Settlement Dispute May Reach SCOTUS

August 6th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The troubled petroleum giant filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court regarding the BP oil spill settlement. The petition states that the settlement agreement, reached in a New Orleans court earlier this year, has erroneously approved payments to claimants who were not injured by the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. The petition comes