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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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Plaintiff recovers for fall on deck

Verdict: For Plaintff, $866,000.00 Case Type: Jones Act Case Name: Hector De Leon v. King Fisher Marine Service L.P., No. C-1177-07-E Venue: Hidalgo County District Court, 275th, TX Judge: Federico G. Hinojosa Jr. Date: 07-13-2012       Plaintiff Attorney: Tony G. Buzbee; The Buzbee Law Firm; Houston, TX, for Hector De Leon Expert: Cmdr. […]

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Ship worker sues over back injury

GALVESTON – After reportedly hurting his lower back lifting discharge pumps aboard a ship belonging to Breathwit Marine Contractors Inc., Harold Mann has filed a lawsuit. According to recent court documents filed July 11 in Galveston County District Court, Mann injured himself on June 5, 2011, as he was lifting about 20 pumps – each […]

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Woman hurt in 2010 rig explosion settles with BP

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana woman who was a cook on the BP PLC-leased drilling rig that was rocked by a deadly explosion in 2010 has settled her personal-injury claims against the oil giant and other companies involved in the disaster. Oleander Benton's attorney, Anthony Buzbee, said her claims were resolved through the $20 billion compensation […]

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Lawyer Says Feinberg’s Payment Plan for Oil Spill Victims ‘Borders on Delusional’

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – A Texas attorney representing more than 15,000 people affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has several complaints about Kenneth Feinberg's method of calculating payments through BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Attorney Tony Buzbee says Feinberg failed to consider income losses for several months, and fails to consider that 2008 and 2009 were […]

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Buzbee Interviewed in Frontline’s “The Spill”

Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed in Frontline's hour long documentary on BP's safety culture, the 2005 Texas City explosion and the recent explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.   Frontline, PBS October 26, 2010  

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Oil is Stopped but Money Still Gushing From BP

HOUSTON (KTRK) — The flow of oil from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico means money has been flowing from BP's coffers.   The company is supposed to compensate everyone whose livelihood has been affected by the spill, and pay for cleanup. That means paying out $20,300 every minute.   BP estimates the […]

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Did BP’s Oil Rig Really Pass a Key Safety Test?

More than seven weeks after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and sank, causing the worst environmental disaster in US history, what exactly happened during its final hours remains murky. There is broad agreement that the platform exploded shortly after a series of safety checks–but just how many tests were done and what they […]

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Buzbee Interviewed by Fox News on Events Leading up to Rig Explosion

Tony Buzbee was recently interviewed on Fox News, discussing the events (taken by BP and others) leading up to the explosion of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill.   Fox News June 10, 2010

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