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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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Darkness on the Plains

Had I been part of the problem? I first met Stanley Marsh more than thirty years ago, when I was a young newspaper reporter on assignment in Amarillo. He was in his early forties then and one of the most celebrated men in Texas.

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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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The Buzbee Law Firm Named Highly Recommended; Buzbee Named Litigation Star

Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America’s leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys. Link to Chart and Article In the Sixth edition (2013) of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, The Buzbee Law Firm has been named "Highly Recommended" and Tony Buzbee has been named as litigation star. The […]

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Muscatine residents sue corn plant over pollution

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine plant that manufactures corn-based products emits so much pollution that it has damaged homes, cars and property across the city, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit, filed by 11 residents, alleges the Grain Processing Corp. plant spews harmful chemicals and particulate matter for miles as the […]

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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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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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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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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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Litigator of the Week

In his first solo trial, lawyer Chris Leavitt recently won $261,724.51 for his client Caribbean United Church. But it's a question jurors asked the Houston trial judge during deliberations that especially pleases Leavitt: Could they award the plaintiff more damages than it had sought? The dispute between the church and its insurer and agent began […]

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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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BP fund Pays Gulf spill victims

BP Plc has paid out more than $5 billion to 204,434 victims of last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said on Tuesday. The payouts amount to roughly 25 percent of the $20 billion fund, known as the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which was set up a year ago following […]

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Pros offer free oil spill claims advice more than a year later

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces with accountants and law firms to offer one-on-one sessions for business owners and individuals navigating the BP claims process. Carr, Riggs and Ingram; McDaniel and Associates; Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund; Pleat and Perry; and a representative from Texas’ Buzbee law firm in Houston were present at the June 1 […]

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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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Windstorm insurance falling short for owners of Ike-damaged homes

GALVESTON, Texas With Ike’s damages expected to top $15 billion, the Category 2 storm is one of the costliest in U.S. history. Rebuilding and recovery is an ongoing effort. At first glance, Tiki Island resident Diane Morgan’s home seemed to fare better than most. But that was just at first glance. “When we first pulled […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Deepwater Horizon Survivors Tell ABC News No Alarm Sounded Before Blast, Safety Gear Failed

'It Was Chaos,' Says Survivor; Industry Officials Acknowledge Failures Of Safety Equipment On Oil Rig Survivors of last week's massive oil rig explosion have told ABC News that alarms meant to warn them of an imminent blast never sounded, and oil industry experts now agree that a critical failsafe needed to prevent the blast and […]

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Court Trims Ex-Halliburton Lawyer’s Look at Company’s Legal Bills

Houston's 1st Court of Appeals has allowed a Louisiana lawyer a rare and detailed look at the outside counsel legal-defense costs paid by of one of Texas' biggest companies, Halliburton Energy Services Inc. The decision comes as part of a breach of contract suit the lawyer filed against the oil-field services giant. Tony Buzbee, the […]

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Doctor drops ring lawsuit, and agrees to pay ex’s attorney fees

In an about-face, a prominent Houston surgeon has dropped his lawsuit demanding a $73,000 engagement ring back from his ex-fiancée and will instead pay $100,000 to cover her legal fees. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, apologized for his suit in a signed statement provided to the Houston Chronicle by […]

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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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ABC News Nightline Report

TERRY MORAN (ABC NEWS) Last April a "Nightline" investigation sparked outrage here and abroad. It focused on a chilling torture video and a member of an Arab royal family. Now the story is back and the anger reignited. Our Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross who broke this story is here tonight. Brian? BRIAN ROSS (ABC […]

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ABC News Exclusive: Torture Tape Implicates UAE Royal Sheikh

A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country's royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails. A man in a UAE police uniform is seen on the tape tying the victim's arms and legs, and later holding him down as […]

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Developer take Corps to court

GALVESTON — After spending nearly four years and $800,000 seeking federal approval for its project, an island development firm wants a federal court to declare the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers no longer has jurisdiction over its property. The lawsuit, which follows a Supreme Court decision last year, could limit the corps’ authority to protect wetlands […]

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Buffett Case Ends After Local Vendor Arrested

An online merchant had a change in attitude Monday after a federal judge ordered him into custody. After spending a few hours in federal custody, Robert Akard ended his resistance of a federal lawsuit brought by musician Jimmy Buffett. His decision brought an end to the litigation that began about a month ago. Buffett’s attorneys, […]

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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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BP Settles More Lawsuits

More than 100 lawsuits against BP about a series of fatal 2005 blasts should be settled by next week, the plaintiffs’ attorney said Monday. The pending settlement may get the company’s CEO off the hook from having to testify before a federal court. Still, BP’s top executive, John Browne, may have to give a deposition […]

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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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