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This Man is BP and Transocean’s Worst Nightmare

If you get in a Gulf Coast drilling accident and want to sue the hell out of Transocean, Tony Buzbee is your go-to guy. The Texas lawyer brags of the following on his website: Recovered $15 million from Transocean on behalf of a group of offshore drilling workers. Obtained a a $6.2 million verdict against Halliburton, […]

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More PA residents join oil spill suit

A Houston law firm is representing more than 1,400 Port Arthur residents who have joined a lawsuit stemming from the Eagle Otome collision on the Sabine Neches Waterway. Buzbee Law Firm filed claims late Tuesday on behalf of 1,433 individuals who claim to have suffered personal injury or property damage after the 807-foot tanker Eagle Otome […]

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Buzbee Verdict Against BP Named 18th Highest in the U.S. for 2009

The Buzbee Law Firm was recently acknowledged once again in the publication of The 100 Largest Verdicts in the U.S. for 2009.  This time, the firm's verdict against BP obtained in December 2009 was profiled. According to the publisher, the $100.3 million verdict was the 18th highest in the United States for the year 2009, and the […]

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Attorney Calls BP Texas City Plant to Account

Attorney Tony Buzbee offered BP a chance to settle, but the company denied that there had ever even been a toxic spill at its plant in Texas City and attacked the credibility of the workers who claimed they had been exposed to dangerous chemicals in April 2007. So, Buzbee and the 10 plaintiffs went to trial. “The […]

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Delek facing litigation after refinery explosion

The first lawsuit has been filed in connection to last month's explosion at an East Texas refinery. One person died and three people had to go to the hospital after the explosion at Delek Refining in Tyler. One of those workers, Jim Hammett, is still in critical condition in Dallas. Today, KLTV 7's Danielle Capper got her hands on […]

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Toxicity in FEMA Trailers Blamed on Cheap Materials, Low Construction Standards

High levels of formaldehyde found in trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina evacuees on the Gulf Coast probably resulted from cheap wood and poor ventilation in designs used by manufacturers under permissive government standards, federal scientists reported yesterday. An analysis by researchers for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that four Katrina trailers emitted the toxic chemical at […]

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Chemical explosion eyed in BP death

Chemical explosion eyed in BP death TEXAS CITY — The federal investigator who led a two-year probe of deadly explosions at BP’s Texas City refinery in 2005 is on his way to the facility again after the company said a chemical explosion may have led to the death of an employee Monday. Earlier reports suggested […]

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Federal Judge Orders CEO Deposed in BP Cases

U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent ordered BP’s top executive to give a deposition to attorneys representing workers injured in the March 2005 blasts at the company’s Texas City facility. The deposition of John Browne is for the 52 cases filed in federal court and is separate from a still-contested deposition sought in cases filed […]

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Lawsuit Claims Ship Operators Exposing Workers to Asbestos

Employees on some ships operated by a Houston firm are constantly exposed to asbestos dust that seeps from bulkheads and ceilings, two workers claim in a federal lawsuit filed here. Frank Owens, 29, of Galveston and Louis Buckner, 43, of Silsbee are asking U.S. District Judge Sam Kent to keep Horizon Offshore Contractors Inc. from […]

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Records point to an internal debate at BP

TEXAS CITY — Publicly, BP Texas City officials say they are confident that the main flare used during a massive emissions event in 2010 met federal standards and that the volume of emissions was not greater than the company reported to regulators, despite a 2007 study that questioned the flare’s efficiency. However, court depositions and company […]

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