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An executive with oil giant BP steadfastly defended the company’s commitment to safety while testifying today in the civil trial over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. BP’s Neil Shaw delivered testimony that grew...more
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier dismissed claims today against the contractor that supplied oil giant BP with drilling fluid, but denied most other dismissal requests from defendants in the civil trial over the Deepwater...more
As soon as plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial called their last witness, an attorney for BP asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to dismiss charges that the oil giant committed “gross...more
Federal Judge Carl Barbier heard opening statements today in the trial of BP, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co. for their roles in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of...more
Oil giant BP pled guilty last week to manslaughter and a slew of other criminal charges connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and released nearly five million barrels of crude oil...more
Interview with Beau James Brock published in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Around the Bar periodical in April 2012....more
Intentional torts are not a widely understood area of the law for laymen because most of tort law centers around issues of negligence and strict liability. In an intentional tort, the defendant is accused of purposeful...more
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