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Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out some criminal charges filed against companies and employees following a 2012 oil platform fire that killed three people off Louisiana’s coast. But serious charges remain for some in connection to the fire, which broke out on a platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC. Criminal charges involving safety ...

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BP claims battle drags on

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media As the number of fraudulent claims received by BP rises, courts are taking action to correct the issue. A federal judge has ruled that money received through an allegedly false claim must be repaid by the lawyers and accountants who represented that claimant. Jennifer Larino for the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: U.S. District Court ...

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