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28 March 2012

UPDATE 3-Brazil oil workers sue Chevron over spill

Author: Jeb Blount, Reuters

Brazil's largest oil workers union filed a lawsuit against U.S. oil company Chevron and drilling firm Transocean that seeks to cancel their rights to operate in the country as the result of an offshore oil spill last November. The case, brought by the...

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22 March 2012

Chevron staff charged over Brazil oil spill

Author: Al Jazeera

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed criminal charges against 17 Chevron and Transocean company executives over an oil leak in the Atlantic Ocean in November 2011. Prosecutors on Wednesday accused the executives of environmental crimes, of...

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21 March 2012

Transocean Holders’ Suits Over Rig Explosion Dismissed by Judge

Author: Jef Feeley, Bloomberg [USA]

Transocean…owner of the oil rig leased to BP…that…spewed…oil into the Gulf of Mexico, won dismissal of investor claims…that Chief Executive Officer Steven Newman made “materially false and misleading statements” about the company’s safety record…The...

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17 March 2012

Chevron executives barred from leaving Brazil over spill

Author: Guillermo Parra-Bernal, Jeb Blount, Reuters

A Brazilian court...barred 17 executives from Chevron...and Transocean...from leaving Brazil, pending criminal charges related to a high-profile oil spill last November. A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro state granted a request from prosecutors who are...

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6 March 2012

BP vs. Gulf Coast: It’s Not Settled Yet

Author: Antonia Juhasz, Nation [USA]

The settlement proposal between BP and some 120,000 individuals and businesses includes key provisions long sought by those most economically and physically devastated by the gulf oil disaster...What this settlement does not address, and what may yet...

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6 March 2012

Times-Picayune journalist analyses health settlement in Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation

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5 March 2012

BP Reaches Estimated $7.8 Billion Deal With Spill Victims

Author: Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

BP...may face as much as $17.6 billion in civil pollution fines and possibly billions of dollars more in criminal penalties as its settlement with businesses and individuals harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill shifts the focus to government...

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27 February 2012

BP Said to Consider $14 Billion Oil Spill Settlement Deal [USA]

Author: Jef Feeley, Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg

BP...and lawyers for businesses and individuals suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are near a $14 billion accord to be funded with money set aside for out-of-court settlements, according to three people familiar with the talks. BP would close...

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26 February 2012

BP's US trial over Deepwater Horizon oil spill is postponed for a week [USA]

Author: Gwyn Topham, Guardian [UK]

The multibillion-dollar trial of BP over its part in the worst oil spill ever in the US...has been postponed. BP is accused of ultimate responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig disaster, when an explosion in a well led to the deaths of 11...

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23 February 2012

BP, Anadarko liable for U.S. spill damages [USA]

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

BP...and Anadarko...are liable for civil damages under federal pollution laws over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled, exposing them to billions of dollars in potential fines...[D]ecision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier...allows...

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