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Lafayette Reaches Settlement With BP
The Deepwater Horizon disaster brought thousands of lawsuits, and billions of dollars in compensation claims. The law firm of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow and Abramson brought a class action suit on behalf of more than 500 municipalities, including Lafayette.
BP Manslaughter Trial Delayed
The Associated Press reports the manslaughter trial of two BP rig supervisors has been delayed until  2014.  Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine are charged in the death of 11 workers. They're accused of disregarding indications of trouble before BP's well blowout, on April 20th, 20…
New Deepwater Explosion Article
The worst of the explosions gutted the Deepwater Horizon stem to stern.
Crew members were cut down by shrapnel, hurled across rooms and buried under smoking wreckage. Some were swallowed by fireballs that raced through the oil rig’s shattered interior. Dazed and battered survivors, half-naked and dri…
Feds File Suit Against BP, Transocean & 7 Other Companies
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is filing suit against BP and eight other companies for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The DOJ is seeking civil penalties under the Clean Water Act—which could add up to as much as $21 billion—and wants to declare eight of those companies "…