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Halliburton agrees to $1B settlement over Deepwater Horizon spill

By Marilyn Tennissen | Sep 4, 2014

BEAUMONT – Houston-based Halliburton Energy Services – a subcontractor on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig – has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims from coastal businesses that were damaged from the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill.

BP strikes out in attempts to stop oil spill settlement payments

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 4, 2014

BP has failed in its attempts to stop some of the payments from the settlement agreement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP says settlement easy set up for fraud, seeks reversal from appeals court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jul 8, 2013

Lawyers for BP claim a judge’s ruling has allowed payments for fictitious claims from the 2010 oil spill, and are asking a federal appeals court to reverse the decision.

MDL judges pick New Orleans as venue for BP suits

By Marilyn Tennissen | Aug 10, 2010

Barbier After a tug-of-war between plaintiff and defense attorneys, a panel of judges has decided the hundreds of lawsuits against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be consolidated and heard in federal court in New Orleans.

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