NEW ORLEANS – The owner of a seafood wholesaler has been ordered by Deepwater Horizon claims chief Patrick Juneau to return a damage claim worth upwards of $2.2 million he received as part of the Deepwater Horizon settlement process on claims he falsely inflated his income and evaded income taxes to receive a larger payout.
Port Arthur seafood companies owned by man previously convicted of fraud accused of perpetrating $3 million Deepwater Horizon fraud
NEW ORLEANS – A pair of Texas seafood processors owned by a man previously imprisoned for fraud are facing more than $3 million in Deepwater Horizon claims clawbacks after court officials said the firms were not in business at the time of the 2010 oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS – American Association of Justice Executive Director Linda Lipsen and its COO Charles Jeffress were among featured speakers at the winter meeting of the National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives (NATLE) that wrapped up with a reception Tuesday evening.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Department of Justice has announced an investigation into the Louisiana bar over alleged violations the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
NEW ORLEANS – A state political action committee that supports conservative candidates is suing the Louisiana Board of Ethics for allegedly violating right to free speech associated with political contributions above limits set in place by state law.
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based blogger who published a chain of leaked emails related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement was subjected to an intense investigation to determine how he might have received the documents, according to a report authored by IBM.
NEW ORLEANS – Six weeks after BP PLC filed a motion to remove Patrick Juneau from his position as claims administrator responsible for managing billions of dollars in payouts to those claiming they lost income due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Juneau has responded with a motion on why he should remain.
NEW ORLEANS – An editorial in the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 24 lambasted trial lawyers for their apparent greed in pushing claims through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement agreement that may not be related to the oil spill itself and serve as the basis for a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court.
NEW ORLEANS – A Slidell-based shrimper has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud concerning false tax documents he filed in order to secure a Deepwater Horizon oil spill worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
NEW ORLEANS – The numbers are in and the number of claimants paid under the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement totals 883 for the entire month of September – leaving more than 131,000 people still awaiting resolution, according to records submitted by the settlement administrator.