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  • May 11, 2015 | In the Media
    From the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL: "It's Plaintiffs' Turn to Attack BP Deal" by Amanda Bronstad May 11, 2015: Lead plaintiffs attorneys petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last month to reverse changes to the way claim amounts are calculated. Those accounting changes were put into place after that court agreed with BP PLC that the claims administrator was using an accounting method that could have paid thousands of businesses with no oil-spill losses. "What turns out to be a...
  • January 19, 2015 | In the Media
    From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:  “Could BP, Feds settle in massive 2010 oil spill civil case?” by Jennifer Larino NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16, 2015 - BP faces a top fine of $13.7 billion for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, down from a possible $18 billion after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the spill was smaller than the federal government had estimated. […] But could the latest ruling push both sides into settlement talks? "Lawyers are intrinsically conservative,"...
  • January 16, 2015 | In the Media
    Dozens of lawyers will return to a New Orleans federal courtroom Tuesday (Jan. 20) to begin the final leg of arguments over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill -- its cause, its impact, and, ultimately, its price tag in pollution fines. [...] BP reports it has set aside $43 billion to cover spill costs, including more than $25 billion for litigation and claims. "If nothing else the legal expense that was plowed into this will be a cautionary tale for deepwater exploration in places like the Gulf and...
  • June 11, 2014 | In the Media
    From the NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE: "Supreme Court: BP must pay claims during appeal" by Richard Thompson NEW ORLEANS, June 09, 2014: British oil giant BP will have to continue paying claims from its multibillion-dollar oil spill settlement while it tries to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to tighten the rules governing which businesses can get money. BP had asked the nation’s highest court to issue a stay on those claims while it pursued its appeal of a lower court ruling. But the court declined...
  • March 17, 2014 | In the Media
    From VOICE OF RUSSIA: "EPA lets BP back in the offshore game, with some strings attached" by David Kerans WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 (VR) — BP’s public relations nightmare from the colossal 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is slowly winding down, and the EPA’s decision to allow the company once again to bid for licenses to drill for oil and gas offshore in US territorial waters is another step towards normalcy. Speaking with Radio VR’s David Kerans, David A. Logan, dean of Roger Williams...
  • February 26, 2013 |
    From The Voice of Russia Radio: "BP Deepwater Trial Begins" by Victoria Mashkova    WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2013 09:10 Moscow Time: BP's trial for the Deepwater Horizon explosion begins in New Orleans today. Voice of Russia's Victoria Mashkova talks with David A. Logan, the Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law: Logan calls the Deepwater trial "one of the most complicated cases that the United States courts have ever seen." There are actions being brought against BP by...
  • February 25, 2013 |
    From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "BP oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans almost three years after one of the worst spills in U.S. history" by Mark Schleifstein and Richard Thompson, Staff writers February 22, 2013, updated February 25, 2013: The long-awaited civil trial against BP and its partners in the ill-fated Macondo oil well is slated to begin Monday in federal court in New Orleans, setting the stage for a three-month proceeding to assign liability potentially worth tens of...
  • April 05, 2011 |
    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brought some of the costliest and most complex litigation to the U.S. justice system to date. To better understand the legal ramifications and legacy of the BP oil crisis, Roger Williams University School of Law offers three scholars to provide expert analysis and commentary as the story continues to unfold. To arrange an interview, contact Michael Bowden at (401) 254-3881 or Ruth Bazinet at (401) 254-3805. David A. Logan Dean, Roger...