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Appeals court reverses and remands decision regarding punitive damages under maritime law

Eliza Walker Oct. 8, 2013, 12:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded district court’s decision involving maritime law and the question of unseaworthiness.

Opening arguments heard in phase two of BP oil spill trial

Eliza Walker Oct. 1, 2013, 9:38am

NEW ORLEANS – An attorney representing businesses, individuals, Transocean, Halliburton and the states of Alabama and Louisiana – “the aligned parties” – outlined BP’s lack of preparedness for what is believed to be the largest oil spill in recorded history during opening arguments in the second phase of trial involving the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill resulting from the explosion of the BP-owned