Archive for September, 2015

Projects Get $134M in BP Oil Spill Settlement Funds

September 30th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

A panel of federal and state officials approved payments of $134 million from the BP oil spill settlement to ten environmental restoration projects. The funds are part of the record-setting $18.7 billion BP oil spill settlement. The settlement includes $1 billion earmarked for restoring fragile ecosystems that sustained major damage from the 2010 oil spill.

German automaker Volkswagen has hired Kirkland & Ellis, a US-based law firm that worked on the BP oil spill disaster. A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the automaker cheated on emissions tests for their diesel vehicles. The law firm will reportedly help VW deal with the numerous civil and criminal investigations

BP Oil Spill Lawsuit News

September 16th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Two major cases involving BP oil spill lawsuits reached critical points this past week. In one case, a federal appeals judge ruled that a BP oil spill lawsuit filed by investors against the company could proceed as a class action lawsuit. The same appeals court heard attorneys for the petroleum giant claim that the company

BP Oil Spill Settlement Gives LA University Systems $500,000

September 9th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Two major Louisiana university systems will receive their shares of the BP oil spill settlement, totaling $500,000. The University of Louisiana System will receive $400,000, while the Southern University System will receive $100,000. An attorney representing the two university systems called the BP oil spill settlement payment “a compromise” and “minimal compensation.” The systems reportedly

Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit Over Ten-Year Leak Settled

September 2nd, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

A Gulf oil spill lawsuit stemming from a ten-year-long crude oil leak has finally reached a tentative settlement. Louisiana-based Taylor Energy Co. reached the settlement in the Gulf oil spill lawsuit brought by several environmental groups. The groups claim that Taylor Energy oversaw offshore oil drilling wells that have been leaking crude oil into the