Archive for October, 2015

Gulf Coast States Announce Transocean Settlement

October 28th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

The five Gulf Coast states affected by the BP oil spill reached a Transocean settlement with the company that supervised the oil rig operations. The terms of the Transocean settlement were not announced, nor were the amounts that each state would receive. The settlement was part of a motion filed in federal court this week

Florida Mayor Announces BP Oil Spill Settlement Plans

October 21st, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

St. Petersburg, Florida, Mayor Rick Kriseman announced his proposal on how the city would spend the $6.5 million it received in the BP oil spill settlement. The BP oil spill settlement proposal included several projects with an emphasis on environmental preservation and resource conservation. Mayor Kriseman told reporters at a news conference that the funds

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office will receive $58.25 million from the BP oil spill settlement as reimbursement for legal fees, litigation costs and related expenses. The amount is part of more than $20.8 billion from the overall BP oil spill settlement, including more than $6.8 billion earmarked for Louisiana. While much of the record-setting settlement

BP Oil Spill Settlement Totals $20.8B

October 8th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

The final amount of the BP oil spill settlement between the oil giant and various government agencies will approach $20.8 billion. A statement from the U.S. Justice Department announced that the government reached the new BP oil spill settlement with the company on Monday. The settlement included billions of dollars in fines for BP’s violations