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Victim’s lawyer says Reno Air Races investigation compromised

The family of one of the 10 spectators who died in the Sept. 16 crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races is challenging federal investigators' decision to allow race promoters and aviation regulators to take an active part in the investigation of the fatal crash.   "The victims of the disaster are allowed no […]

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Transocean: No Apologies Over Gulf Oil Spill

Fourteen months after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded 50 miles southeast of Venice, La., killing 11 men and setting off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, (RIG)Transocean, the company that owned and ran the ill-fated 32,600-ton vessel, finally issued its official account of what happened and why. It produced a report on […]

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Oil-Spill Attorney Lauds Process, but Says Transocean Treated Workers like ‘Criminals’

An attorney with 15,000 oil-spill clients says BP's claims process has treated his injured clients "fairly and with respect." But he said Transocean and Halliburton treated their injured workers "like criminals." Tony Buzbee said BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility, overseen by Kenneth Feinberg, has settled almost all of his 19 personal injury claims from employees who […]

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Feinberg Says He Hasn’t Seen Illness Claims

BATON ROUGE (CN) – Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of BP's $20 billion fund for oil spill damages, told a Louisiana House and Senate committee on Monday that he hasn't processed any claims for sicknesses related to the oil-spill cleanup – or even seen any. Thousands of people on the Gulf Coast say they are sick from […]

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Senate May Alter Law for Widows From Rig Blast

Jason Anderson’s death was both tragic and especially unlucky. Tragic, like the death of any man who leaves a widow and two young children. Unlucky because his life’s end, with 10 other men in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig last year, constituted death on the high seas, which under maritime law limits the recovery […]

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Macondo workers try to rebuild lives

Please click here for a story by Sheila McNulty of the Financial Times about the survivors of the BP Deepwater Horizon exlplosion, with interviews of three survivors and their attorney, Tony Buzbee.   Sheila McNulty Financial Times April 14, 2011 Houston, Texas      

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BP Gulf of Mexico report: Findings will have an impact on the entire oil industry

Tony Buzbee, the Texas lawyer suing BP on behalf of 15,000 Gulf Coast residents, hasn’t got a lot of time for the official report into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "It doesn’t have much effect on our case,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “Every investigating body has its own agenda. The only thing that really matters […]

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BP and Halliburton Face Bigger Claims

Tony Buzbee is quoted in a recent article from the Financial Times about recent revelations that Halliburton and BP knew that there were problems used with the cement used with the Deepwater Horizon, and how cement issues were one of the likely culprits of the the rig explosion.   From the article: Tony Buzbee, a lawyer representing […]

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Blood, Oil and Money

There were plenty of warnings about Deepwater Horizon before the catastrophe that killed 11 men and ruined thousands more lives. So why were they ignored? Ed Caesar investigates JASON ANDERSON WAS AN OILFIELD MAN TO THE soles of his cowboy boots. When he was relaxing home from working the rig at his isolated country house […]

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Deepwater Horizon blast survivor: Safety may have been compromised

HOUSTON—These days, Ryan Haire has a tough time sleeping. He says he’s still having nightmares about what happened on the night of April 20, 2010. "I have nights where I still wake up and knock my wife off the bed," Haire said. He was working for Halliburton that night, on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, […]

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