Archive for December, 2014

Scientists Answer Oil Spill Dispersant Concerns

December 30th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

Two scientists recently wrote an opinion piece to address the concerns of Gulf Coast residents over oil spill dispersants and their after-effects. Dr. Christopher Reddy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Dr. David Valentine of the University of California, Santa Barbara, collaborated on the editorial article for the CNN website. In the article, Drs.

Feds Seek $18B In BP Oil Spill Fines

December 26th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

Government officials are seeking BP oil spill fines of between $16 and $18 billion for the company’s role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. The government wants to issues the record-setting BP oil spill fines as a response to the company’s violations of the Clean Water Act. Federal agencies are also seeking more

Attorneys for BP Oil Spill Victims Want Punitive Damages

December 15th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

A committee of attorneys representing BP oil spill victims has called on a federal judge to include punitive damages in their cases against the petroleum giant. A ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier upheld previous lower court rulings that prevented BP oil spill victims from claiming punitive damages in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. However,

Supreme Court Refuses BP Oil Spill Settlement Case

December 9th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The U.S. Supreme Court has officially refused to hear the oil giant’s case against the BP oil spill settlement agreement. The Court announced that it would not hear the company’s arguments that the BP oil spill settlement arrangement was unfair and that it has been victimized by thousands of fraudulent claims. The Supreme Court’s refusal

Audit: BP Oil Spill Claims Payments 99.5 Percent Accurate

December 1st, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

An independent audit found that BP oil spill claims have been disbursed at a 99.5 percent accuracy rate, refuting the oil company’s claims of widespread fraud among claimants. The review of the BP oil spill claims also calls into question the company’s allegations against Patrick Juneau, the fund’s administrator. BP has repeatedly claimed that Mr.