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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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Attorney:Tests Should Have Stopped Work on Doomed Rig

HOUSTON — A Houston attorney representing a contractor on board the Deepwater Horizon the day it exploded said he has documents proving the doomed well failed two key pressure tests just hours before the first blast hit the rig, KPRC Local 2 Investigates reported Wednesday. Attorney Tony Buzbee represents Christopher Haire, a cement contractor for Halliburton. Buzbee […]

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Buzbee Interviewed in BBC Documentary on the BP/Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed in an extensive BBC documentary on the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and resulting oil spill.     July 7, 2010

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Blast at BP Texas Refinery in ’05 Foreshadowed Gulf Disaster

Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, David Senko has been tallying the similarities between what he calls "my blast" in 2005 and this new BP (NYSE:BP) disaster. "His" blast erupted on a clear March afternoon at an antiquated BP refinery that sits on the southern edge of this small Texas […]

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BP: Eagles and vultures

Tony Buzbee, owner of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston, Texas, has more than a thousand clients with one common goal: to extract money from BP over the Gulf of Mexico disaster. They include 18 men who were injured in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, one of whom suffered 60 per cent burns. Others, […]

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“The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen!”

A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horizon's top managers knew of problems with the rig before it exploded last month, causing the worst oil spill in US history. Tony Buzbee, a lawyer representing 15 rig workers and dozens of […]

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Buzbee Talks to ABC News

Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed by ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross.   Brian Ross ABC News June 7, 2010

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Buzbee Law Firm Clients Tell Their Survival Stories to World News Media

In the following news stories from the around the world, Buzbee Law Firm clients describe events before and after Deepwater Horizon explosion (click the name of the story to link to story): • ABC News, "People Were Jumping Off the Side," May 7, 2010. • New York Times, "Workers on Oil Rig Recall a Terrible Night […]

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Five Workers File Suit Against Delek After Explosion

Five contract workers have filed a lawsuit against Delek Refining for the Nov. 20 explosion and fire that killed two workers. Joseph Lacour, of Galveston County, and Craig Ryan, Lyman Jackson, John Symank and Adam Trevino, all of Harris County, filed a lawsuit Nov. 26 in Smith County against the company, claiming they suffered painful, […]

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Seaman settles suit

A Galveston seaman, who claims he slipped in some water while boarding a vessel, has settled his lawsuit, which sought $5 million in damages, against Phil Guilbeau Offshore. As previously reported, John Therrell filed his suit Oct. 28, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the vessel lacked sufficient lighting for safe boarding. A court […]

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