Environmental Litigation News
July 16, 2012
Roll Call | July 16, 2012
K Street can be cruel. A 20-year-old lawsuit against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador — a multimillion-dollar matrix of litigation, lobbying and public relations — is exhibit A.
UPI | July 16, 2012
A U.S. advocacy group said it filed requests to find out whether business interests influenced a decision in support of Shell in Nigeria.
July 13, 2012
Wall Street Journal | July 13, 2012
BP PLC will pay $13 million to settle most of the remaining safety violations U.S. regulators found in 2009 at its Texas City refinery, the site of a fatal 2005 blast, the company and the government said Thursday.
July 2, 2012
American Lawyer | July 2, 2012
Chevron says that its adversaries played dirty to obtain an $18 billion judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador. But so far the Ecuadorian plaintiffs—who claim that Chevron is responsible for oil pollution in the Amazon basin—are taking the high road in seeking enforcement of the award. A month ago they chose Canada as their first forum for recognition of the judgment. On Wednesday, they chose Brazil as their second.
Tags: Environmental Litigation
June 29, 2012
Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2012
The Justice Department is drawing closer to civil and criminal settlements with BP PLC and Transocean Ltd. over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, deals that will likely include billions of dollars in fines and penalties.
Tags: Environmental Litigation
June 25, 2012
BLT: The Blog of Legal Times | June 25, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered another blow to Patton Boggs when it reaffirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Chevron Corp. and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
June 20, 2012
Wall Street Journal | June 20, 2012
Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into whether the Environmental Protection Agency misled the courts about a pollution case in Omaha, Neb., that led to a $187 million settlement with the former owner of a lead refinery, according to court records and people involved in the matter.
Tri-Parish Times | June 20, 2012
Sen. David Vitter has formally thanked Gov. Bobby Jindal for signing into law a legacy lawsuit solution passed by the Louisiana Legislature.
June 18, 2012
Reuters | June 18, 2012
A federal judge overseeing the massive litigation stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill issued an order on Friday capping the amount attorneys can charge plaintiffs who participate in a settlement with BP Plc.
June 14, 2012
New Orleans Times-Picayune | June 14, 2012
The state's construction budget for next year and a set of bills aimed at speeding the cleanup of lands damaged by old oil and gas drilling were signed Wednesday by Gov. Bobby Jindal. So far, the governor has signed 777 of the 886 bills the Louisiana Legislature sent him this session. Jindal has vetoed 12 bills.
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