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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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Doctor drops ring lawsuit, and agrees to pay ex’s attorney fees

In an about-face, a prominent Houston surgeon has dropped his lawsuit demanding a $73,000 engagement ring back from his ex-fiancée and will instead pay $100,000 to cover her legal fees. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, apologized for his suit in a signed statement provided to the Houston Chronicle by […]

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Ex-football coach Haywood files lawsuit against Pitt

Former Pitt football coach Michael Haywood filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, alleging the school breached his contract and violated federal law when it fired him in January following his arrest for felony domestic battery. The lawsuit contends Beth Marriot, the mother of Haywood's 21-month-old son, was attempting to prevent him […]

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Were they ‘indentured servants’?

Cheated by U.S. firms, Vietnamese allege homeland exploited them Only weeks after a Harris County judge awarded an unprecedented $60 million in civil judgments to Vietnamese welders allegedly exploited by U.S. labor supply companies, the same workers claimed in federal court Wednesday to be victims of a larger international human trafficking conspiracy. The lawsuit identifies […]

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Buzbee Interviewed in Podcast Regarding Oil Spill Claims

Attorney Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed for a long podcast sponsored by Homeaway.com, one of the largest vacation rental sites in the world.   Mr. Buzbee spoke at length about the process for asserting claims regarding the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with a particular focus on claims made by owners of vacation rentals, hotels and other properties. […]

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Playing the BP Blame Game

TEXAS CITY — BP’s announcement last week that its Texas City refinery was for sale reverberated across the city and the county. It brought worry, a small amount of satisfaction for some but for many it was finger-pointing time. From the mayor of Texas City who expressed frustration about BP’s decision by claiming some in […]

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BP case starts to take shape

About 20 attorneys crowded a Galveston County courtroom to set rules for a lawsuit filed against BP for a 40-day emissions event last year. The case might be more than a year away from starting, but already the outlines of the arguments to be made by plaintiffs and BP are clear. Between April 6 and […]

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First major BP claim check arrives in St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach, FL – It has been six months of suffering for The Alden Beach Resort that has been on St. Pete Beach for forty years. "The cancellations came pretty strong that last week in April, then all of May, June, July, " said Gary Renfrow, owner of The Alden Beach Resort. Refrow says he lost […]

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The Buzbee Law Firm Advises Vietnamese Asian American Restaurant Association on BP Spill Claims

The 10,000-member, five-state Vietnamese Asian American Restaurant Association (VAARA) has retained The Buzbee Law Firm to advocate for fairer treatment of BP oil spill claimants. VAARA President Tony Nguyen said the organization is troubled by mixed signals sent by Kenneth Feinberg, the government-appointed administrator of the $20 billion BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. […]

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More Coverage About BP Lawsuit–News on BP Fines

News coverage continues on our lawsuit against BP regarding the April to May 2010 release of benzene at BP Texas City. Also included are news reports on BP's recent agreement to pay $50 million in fines regarding the 2005 blast at the BP Texas City refinery.   August 15, 2010

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