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Roughnecks Wrangle for More Money

Workers trying to force a reluctant employer to give them a raise, generally have to threaten to strike or to leave. Now, though, a group of Texas offshore oil workers has come up with a novel strategy for wringing more money out of their bosses: antitrust litigation. According to a complaint filed in federal court […]

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Oil spill loss formula doesn’t count early 2010 income, claimants complain

Oil spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg's proposed new method for calculating final damage payments doesn't take into consideration the months just before the BP disaster, and several of the hundreds of people who have commented on the proposal say that's unfair. Times-Picayune archiveKenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf oil spill claims process. According to sample calculations attached to Feinberg's proposal last Wednesday, the […]

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Law firm announces deadline to file for oil spill damages

The Buzbee Law Firm, which represents nearly 1,000 individuals allegedly exposed to or adversely affected by spilled hydrogen sulfide in the Sabine Neches Waterway after a Jan. 23 collision of an oil tanker and a tugboat has announced the April 6 deadline for filing damage claims. The Buzbee Law Firm intends to file such claims with the Court on Monday, […]

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Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making bed

Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making a bunk bed Verdict: $970,000.00 Case Type: Jones Act, Workplace, Workplace Safety, Construction – Scaffolds and Ladders, Slips, Trips & Falls – Falldown, Admiralty/ Maritime – Unseaworthiness Case: Laura Gonzalez v. Weeks Marine Inc. and Atlantic Sounding Company, No. DC-03-424 Venue: Starr County District Court, 229th, TX Judge: Alex Gabert Date: 09-07-2007 PLAINTIFF(S) Attorney: […]

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ABS Defeated In ‘Prestige’ Jurisdiction Battle

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will face a trail by jury in September next year after it failed in an attempt to have a case brought by the Basque government over the Prestige dismissed. The Federal Court in Houston rejected a claim by ABS that the Basque government did not have the legal standing […]

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ILA Intervenes Into Bayport Suit

On behalf of ILA Local 24, ILA Local 28, ILA Local 1530, and ILA Local 1351, legal counsel Tony Buzbee today filed to intervene in the pending federal court lawsuit concerning the proposed Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal. The Bayport lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June by the City […]

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Galveston Jury Awards Verdict in ’09 Fire

A jury has ordered a Houston welding company to pay $30 million for starting a fire that burned 74 condominiums in Galveston. The jury of nine women and three men deliberated less than three hours Friday before delivering a verdict against subcontractor Adam's Welders, plaintiff's attorney Tony Buzbee said. The verdict came after a five-day […]

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Lawsuit: Companies engaged in human trafficking

GALVESTON — A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court seeks more than $200 million in damages from companies accused of the human trafficking of Vietnamese laborers to the United States to unknowingly work as indentured servants. Attorneys Anthony Buzbee and Tammy Tran filed the lawsuit in Galveston federal court to “expose an international human trafficking […]

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St. Pete Beach hotels press BP

Loews Don CeSar Hotel and TradeWinds Island Resorts  continue legal action against BP, seeking payment on agreements for claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Don Cesar Resort Hotel  and  Resort Inns of America Inc., which does business as the TradeWinds, filed separate suits in Harris County, Texas, on Jan. 24 seeking […]

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Court Trims Ex-Halliburton Lawyer’s Look at Company’s Legal Bills

Houston's 1st Court of Appeals has allowed a Louisiana lawyer a rare and detailed look at the outside counsel legal-defense costs paid by of one of Texas' biggest companies, Halliburton Energy Services Inc. The decision comes as part of a breach of contract suit the lawyer filed against the oil-field services giant. Tony Buzbee, the […]

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