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BP not entitled to insurance coverage under Transocean, Barbier rules

Alejandro De Los Rios Nov. 21, 2011, 7:00am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has ruled that BP is not eligible for millions of dollars in coverage for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and oil spill under oilrig owner Transocean's insurance policies.

Louisiana and Alabama can pursue punitive damages

Alejandro De Los Rios Nov. 20, 2011, 8:23am

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has ruled that the states of Louisiana and Alabama can seek punitive damages against BP and its partners in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Judge orders Louisiana to produce oil spill-related documents to BP

Alejandro De Los Rios Oct. 31, 2011, 5:20am

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan has ordered the state of Louisiana to turn over discovery documents requested by BP, or face daily fines and the possible dismissal of the state's claims against the oil company.

BP says Louisiana has responded to just five of 70 document requests

Alejandro De Los Rios Sep. 6, 2011, 5:20am

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New Orleans, Mississippi law firms merge to form one of largest on Gulf Coast

Alejandro De Los Rios Sep. 6, 2011, 5:14am

FOR PRINT**** Barbier describes rough outline of BP oil spill liability trial

Alejandro De Los Rios Aug. 15, 2011, 8:37am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today gave an idea of the structure for the first liability trial in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL) set to take place in February 2012.

Barbier describes rough outline of BP oil spill liability trial

Alejandro De Los Rios Aug. 15, 2011, 8:35am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today gave an idea of the structure for the first liability trial in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL) set to take place in February 2012.

***FOR PRINT *** BP denied access to White House emails in oil spill litigation

Alejandro De Los Rios Jul. 25, 2011, 6:48am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan has denied a request by BP attorneys to obtain emails sent by a former adviser to President Barack Obama during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP denied access to White House emails in oil spill litigation

Alejandro De Los Rios Jul. 25, 2011, 6:45am

Gasaway NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan has denied a request by BP attorneys to obtain emails sent by a former adviser to President Barack Obama during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP argues maritime, economic loss claims should be dismissed in oil spill MDL

Alejandro De Los Rios May 31, 2011, 5:13am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard oral arguments for and against a motion by BP to dismiss most, if not all of the economic loss and maritime claims over last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP, partner settle for $1.1B

Alejandro De Los Rios May 25, 2011, 6:00am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - BP has announced that it has settled its lawsuit against one of its partners in the Deepwater Horizon oilrig for $1.1 billion.

Contract claims against BP to be expedited in BP MDL

Alejandro De Los Rios May 2, 2011, 4:19pm

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has approved a motion to expedite claims brought forth by independent contractors claiming BP has failed to pay their full wages during clean up of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

LSU law chancellor will pick judges for oil spill fund appeals

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 31, 2011, 7:43am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Kenneth Feinberg has appointed Louisiana State University law professor Jack Weiss to pick a group of judges who will hear "limited appeals" on claims denied by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Louisiana AG sues BP, others over oil spill

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 18, 2011, 4:53am

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*** FOR PRINT *** Feinberg says 100,000 claims lack proof

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:43am

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Feinberg says 100,000 claims lack proof

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:38am

Feinberg Gulf Coast Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a group of foreign journalists yesterday that close to 100,000 claims submitted as a result of the BP oil spill "lack proof."

****FOR PRINT *** Barbier to sign confidentiality order over Texas City evidence submitted in BP MDL

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:36am

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Barbier to sign confidentiality order over Texas City evidence submitted in BP MDL

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:23am

Coon U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier announced Friday that he would sign an order that would keep millions of documents from litigation stemming from BP's Texas City oil refinery explosion confidential.

First wrongful death suit in BP MDL settles

Alejandro De Los Rios Jan. 20, 2011, 10:00am

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Settlement reached in first BP MDL wrongful death suit

Alejandro De Los Rios Jan. 18, 2011, 7:38am

Barbier The first settlement in a wrongful death case has been reached in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL), according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.