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The BP Oil Disaster — Corporate Irresponsibility

07/7/2010
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The Gulf Oil disaster should not be a place for political bents or muckraking – should it? I just read two articles from the Financial Post; one I take with a bit of skepticism over whether it portrays the whole story fairly and the other is, well simply unbelievable. In […]

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The SPILL Act — A Tort Reformers Lament?

07/2/2010
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The families of the 11 victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster faced severe limitations on their ability to seek justice for the tragic loss of their loved ones due to the negligence of BP and others. That was the case under the law before the House passed the SPILL Act […]

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BP Oil Operations — Operate to Failure

06/16/2010
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“Operate to failure” is reportedly BP Oil’s instructions to employees in the operation of its oil drilling locations. Reportedly, that means BP runs equipment until it breaks down before spending any money on upkeep. This information was reported today in an article discussing the investigation of conditions existing in a […]

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Oil Spill Damages — Count Your Losses Carefully

06/11/2010
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If you’ve followed the news lately, you’ve probably noticed that a number of suits have been filed in states along the Gulf, as those devastated by the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill attempt to recover for losses to their property and livelihood. Attorneys have filed suit in Birmingham, Galveston, and […]

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