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Tulane to embark on Gulf community study as BP downplays damage

Few can deny the crippling effects of the Deepwater Horizon spill on Gulf Coast communities. Now faculty and students from Louisiana’s Tulane University will be studying the impacts of BP’s spill in Louisiana and Alabama, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the BP Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The grant was directed to the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy ...

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Judges uphold dismissal of BP explosion manslaughter charges

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has upheld a district judge’s decision to drop 11 “seaman’s manslaughter” charges against two BP supervisors in the deaths of workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the law does not apply to Robert Kaluza (kuh-LOO-zuh) and Donald ...

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BP drops bid to oust Gulf spill claims administrator

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BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of fraud. The British oil company withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s decision not to remove the administrator, Patrick Juneau, who ...

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April hearing set on ex-BP engineer’s reversed conviction

NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans. Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s Macondo well after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Defense attorneys ...

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Is ExxonMobil preparing to buy BP?

Exxon Mobil Corp. is making a splash with its move to sell $8 billion of debt in a bond offering, the most sizable deal in the energy industry since oil prices began their staggering nosedive. Bloomberg reports that ExxonMobil held a seven-part sale of both fixed- and floating-rate notes. “Exxon holds top triple-A credit ratings from Moody’s Investors Service and ...

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Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims

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NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has barred three lawyers — including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility — from handling damage claims over BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed claims through the process. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued sanctions against lawyers Lionel ...

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