Companies should re-examine their approach to additional insured provisions in their business contracts and insurance policies in light of the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in In re Deepwater Horizon, 710 F.3d 338 (5th Cir....more
Oil giant BP launched its defense today in the civil trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, calling to the stand an offshore drilling expert who testified that BP adhered to industry standards throughout the...more
An executive for the owner of the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig testified today that though the rig was “not flawless” when it experienced a blowout and explosion that killed 11 workers, “overall it was in really good...more
On March 1, 2013, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in In re Deepwater Horizon, No. 12-30230, 2013 WL 776354 (5th Cir. March 1, 2013), held that BP PLC ("BP") can access...more
Lawyers for oil giant BP and the state of Alabama told a federal judge today that they intend to file for sanctions against Halliburton for its handling of cement samples in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig...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
In its March 1, 2013 decision in In re Deepwater Horizon, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 4512 (5th Cir. Mar. 1, 2013), the Fifth Circuit had occasion to consider the extent to which an insurer’s coverage obligations to an additional...more
Two expert witnesses testified today in the civil trial against oil company BP and its contractors, Transocean and Halliburton, listing the critical errors they say contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig...more
An oil well drilling expert testified today that oil company BP “played fast and loose” with government safety regulations by falsifying the well pressure data it presented to federal regulators.
Dr. Alan Huffman, a...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
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