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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)

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  • As attorney general, Holder made friends, enemies and history

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a mixed legacy of highs and lows as the nation's top law enforcement official. A ground-breaker across several decades, the 63-year-old Columbia Law School graduate was the first African-American to lead the...
  • Possible successors to U.S. Attorney General Holder

    (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation on Thursday after nearly six years as the top U.S. law enforcement official. Here is a look at some possible candidates to replace him. * Donald Verrilli, 57, serves as the U.S....
  • U.S. judge rejects BP bid to recoup some payments made for spill

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. BP originally expected the...
  • Question of the day: Is BP run by children?

    Federal Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans already has ruled that BP is guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. His Sept. 4 finding exposed the British oil firm to as...
  • BP 'reckless,' 'profit-driven' in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules

    WASHINGTON A federal judge ruled Thursday that oil giant BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's...
  • UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill rulings

    (Reuters) - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history. In a friend of court brief, the...
  • BP ruling raises liability stakes for high-risk industries

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power...
  • BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 billion

    BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 billion
    HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company...
  • BP, found grossly negligent, may face $18 billion in gulf spill fines

    Energy giant BP’s willful misconduct and gross negligence led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge said in a ruling Thursday that exposes the company to billions of dollars in civil penalties. The Deepwater Horizon...
  • Oil spill ruling knocks BP shares to worst one-day loss since 2010

    LONDON (Reuters) - BP shares were set for their worst one-day fall on Thursday since June 2010 after a judge in the United States said the oil major had been negligent in events leading up to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP was down by 6...
  • Timeline: BP oil spill litigation at a glance

    (Reuters) - BP Plc was found "grossly negligent" on Thursday by a federal judge in connection with its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, who oversees litigation related to the...