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Buzbee Law Firm named in the Top 50 Leading Plaintiffs Firms

The National Law Journal selected The Buzbee Law Firm as one of the 50 Leading Plaintiffs Firms in America. The National Law Journal is an award winning weekly newspaper that has become the leading publication for law related journalism in the US. The selection was based on the Journal’s vetting of performance, complexity of cases, […]

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Tony Buzbee, an attorney with flair and results, takes aim at Chevron Richmond

“There are thousands of nameless, faceless attorneys who fill the top floors of many of the office buildings in every major city in the United States — there is no one like Tony Buzbee. Buzbee is a leader in his field, and is at the top of his game.”

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Sudie’s settles Deepwater Horizon oil spill claim

Paul Bailey, owner of Sudie’s restaurants, and Friendswood attorney Tony Buzbee have announced resolution of Bailey’s claim related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Oil Pollution Act is a powerful tool

Since the spill occurred, our office has gotten multiple calls. Most who call want to know if they have a claim, and if so, how to engage in the process.

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Texas Refinery Neighbors Sue BP for Billions

BP sold its Texas City refinery for $2.4 billion after making hundreds of people sick in a 15-day release of toxic chemicals that BP denied were harmful, 474 plaintiffs claim in court. Lead plaintiff Samuel Charles Boyd Jr. sued BP Products North America and refinery manager Keith Casey for more than $1 billion in punitive […]

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BP Spill Settlement Opt-Outs to Increase With Deadline Today

Lawyers for as many as 10,000 potential plaintiffs pursuing claims over BP Plc (BP/)’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said their clients today will opt out or reject the company’s $7.8 billion settlement reached in March. “I’m not trying to hold the settlement hostage, but there are too many technical problems” with the claims […]

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Emails: BP Knew of Flare Trouble

With the world focused on a BP rig explosion in the spring of 2010 that caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a massive release of pollutants from the company’s Texas City refinery went largely unnoticed. The April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deep­water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico came two weeks after […]

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How Mass Lawsuits Could Change the Oil and Gas Industry

The Houston law office of Anthony Buzbee is on the 73rd floor of the tallest building in Texas. There are only two more floors to the top. The furniture is modern, so is the artwork on the walls. It all reflects the success Buzbee has had suing some of the nation’s biggest companies. And now […]

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The Other Oil Cleanup

It was a little past 9 on a scorching July morning in South Texas, and Tony Buzbee was gunning down the Gulf Freeway outside Houston in his cherry red Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (license plate BUZB 8) on his way to a court hearing in Galveston. Buzbee’s right hand was occupied with one of his ever-present […]

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Buzbee, BP in spat over pipe leak

  BP officials confirmed they are monitoring what the company termed a “minor” leak from a pipe at its Texas City refinery. The leak at one of the refinery’s pipestills started Monday and still was not contained as of Friday afternoon. The leak is not visible to the human eye, officials said, and poses no […]

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BP, Lawyer Spar Over Claims of Plant Leak

A Houston lawyer is threatening to seek a court order to force BP to shut down and repair a unit at its Texas City refinery that the attorney alleges is leaking flammable material. BP said the claim is inaccurate, but did not explicitly deny the unit is leaking. In a letter sent to BP attorneys […]

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More Media Coverage of Recent Lawsuits Against BP regarding Benzene Release

The news coverage continues on the Buzbee Law Firm's lawsuit against BP regarding the recent undisclosed benzene leak at BP's Texas City Refinery in April and May 2010. Also, click here for a full page advertisement that the firm recently ran in the Galveston Daily News.   August 24, 2010

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More National News Media about New BP Lawsuit

The local, national and international coverage of the Buzbee Law Firm's lawsuit against BP regarding a two month release of benzene and other chemicals in April and May 2010 continues.  Click on the periodical below to read the story. Also, Texas Attorney General announced his filing of a lawsuit seeking statutory civil penalties against BP […]

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More Media Coverage on Buzbee Lawsuit Against BP Regarding Benzene Leak

Today, there were several more news stories from the international, national and local media, on the Buzbee Law Firm's $10 Billion lawsuit against BP regarding a 40 day leak of benzene and other chemicals at BP's Texas City Refinery. Click here to see a copy of the lawsuit.   August 4, 2010 Texas City, Texas

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Buzbee Files Major Lawsuit Against BP Regarding Benzene Leak

Today, Tony Buzbee and the Buzbee Law Firm filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against BP, regarding a reported 40 day (from April 6 to May 16, 2010)  release of 538,000 pounds of toxic chemicals, including benzene, from BP's Texas City Refinery.  The refinery is the site of more than 15 deaths since 2005.  BP has been fined millions […]

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Attorney Tony Buzbee: Don’t Believe a Word BP Says to Congress

Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee wants you to ignore BP's handshaking and humble taking of responsibility for the oil spill. "BP is a liar, has been a liar for many years," says the oil rig bloodhound. "Until the checks in the bank and it's cleared, i wouldn't take their word that they'll pay for anything. They […]

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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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BP money flows into Pinellas County

Spring Break is over, and tons of money is still rolling into Pinellas County, but now it is as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill. "A lot of the significant sums are now being paid," Houston attorney Tony Buzbee told FOX 13 News. Buzbee represents thousands of plaintiffs, including more than 100 in […]

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Settlement in TWIA lawsuit

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association agreed Wednesday to pay an estimated $189 million to settle a large block of Hurricane-Ike related lawsuits “We just reached a settlement, now official, with TWIA for $189 million for those who had homes or structures that were completely destroyed by Ike,” Friendswood attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents some 300 […]

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Slate of post-Ike ‘slab’ litigation settled

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has agreed to settle a raft of lawsuits by paying almost $190 million to some 2,400 Galveston County property owners whose insured homes were reduced to their foundations by Hurricane Ike. The suits are known as “slab” cases because they all involve properties where Hurricane Ike left little or nothing standing […]

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Windstorm Insurer to Settle Some Ike Cases

The state-created windstorm insurer at the center of thousands of Hurricane-Ike related lawsuits has agreed to settle a chunk of them. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will pay out an estimated $189 million to policyholders whose homes were razed to the slab nearly two years ago. That figure assumes all of about 2,400 slab claims […]

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Some of windstorm insurer’s cases not likely to settle

Although the state's windstorm insurer of last resort hopes to speedily settle many of the Ike-related lawsuits against it, some likely won't go quickly. Policyholder attorney Tony Buzbee says two lawsuits — each seeking class action status — he filed against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on behalf of policyholders aren't on the table to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Buzbee Clients Provide Testimony to MMS and USCG Joint Investigative Panel

During the fifth day of hearings in Kenner on what went wrong April 20 on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the size of a final tube of metal casing that was added late to the well design emerged Friday as one of the key management decisions that could have contributed to the rig’s explosion and the largest oil […]

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BBC Interview with Tony Buzbee and Buzbee Firm Client

On Friday, May 21, 2010, the BBC in London ran an extensive interview with one of the Buzbee Law Firm's clients, in which he details his experience on the Deepwater Horizon and the explosion.   The BBC also interviewed attorney Tony Buzbee.   BBC May 21, 2010

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Buzbee Blasts Transocean for Trying to Limit Liability

Today, Tony Buzbee released this press release, blasting Transocean’s plot to limit its liability to $27 million when it recently received over $430 million from its insurers for the loss of its rig. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Transocean’s Ploy to Limit Liability Will Be Fought, According to The Buzbee Law Firm HOUSTON, May 13, 2010 – The Buzbee Law […]

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Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean seeks liability limit

Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank last month killing 11 and creating a growing oil spill, today got a Houston judge to stay pending cases against the company. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison today issued an order suspending cases against Transocean because the company filed a request to limit its […]

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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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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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Deal over Texas Refinery Blast Opposed

RENEE MONTAGNE, host: In Houston today, prosecutors and lawyers for the oil company BP are in court seeking a plea bargain on charges stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery. That accident killed 15 workers and injured hundreds more. At the federal hearing, the survivors and family members of those who died […]

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BP blast survivors line up to speak

Several victims of the deadly 2005 blast at BP's Texas City refinery aim to share their views with a federal judge who is considering approval of the company's proposed plea deal to resolve a criminal probe into the disaster, their lawyers said. At a hearing set for Monday, U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal could approve […]

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Dozens of Katrina victims sue FEMA over fumes in trailers

A group of Gulf Coast hurricane victims sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday for sheltering them in trailers that allegedly exposed them to dangerous fumes. The complaint filed in federal court adds FEMA as a defendant in a batch of consolidated cases against several manufacturers that provided the agency with tens of thousands […]

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BP Texas City: deja vu all over again

Just days after the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released preliminary findings of its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident that showed BP failed to apply lessons from earlier disasters to its offshore operations we now see it didn’t learn them onshore, either. After BP’s explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005 that killed 15 […]

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