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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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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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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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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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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 Law and the Land: BP Battles Buzbee

In part one of “The Law and the Land,” we reported on Tony Buzbee’s land holdings in Friendswood and the hurdles he said he has faced in developing those properties. In this part, learn more about the chief way Buzbee accumulates the resources to purchase the land; through legal victories. When Friendswood Attorney Tony Buzbee […]

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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 Calls BP Texas City Plant to Account

Attorney Tony Buzbee offered BP a chance to settle, but the company denied that there had ever even been a toxic spill at its plant in Texas City and attacked the credibility of the workers who claimed they had been exposed to dangerous chemicals in April 2007. So, Buzbee and the 10 plaintiffs went to trial. “The […]

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Delek facing litigation after refinery explosion

The first lawsuit has been filed in connection to last month's explosion at an East Texas refinery. One person died and three people had to go to the hospital after the explosion at Delek Refining in Tyler. One of those workers, Jim Hammett, is still in critical condition in Dallas. Today, KLTV 7's Danielle Capper got her hands on […]

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Chemical explosion eyed in BP death

Chemical explosion eyed in BP death TEXAS CITY — The federal investigator who led a two-year probe of deadly explosions at BP’s Texas City refinery in 2005 is on his way to the facility again after the company said a chemical explosion may have led to the death of an employee Monday. Earlier reports suggested […]

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Federal Judge Orders CEO Deposed in BP Cases

U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent ordered BP’s top executive to give a deposition to attorneys representing workers injured in the March 2005 blasts at the company’s Texas City facility. The deposition of John Browne is for the 52 cases filed in federal court and is separate from a still-contested deposition sought in cases filed […]

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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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TOSHA Fines Valero $63K for March Fire

(Memphis)  There are new details regarding the March fire at the Valero refinery in Memphis that killed one contract worker and injured two others. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or TOSHA has completed its investigation and WREG On Your Side Investigators received a redacted copy of portions of the report. The company was […]

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Millions at stake in Valero suit

Subcontractor died, 2 injured in March explosion at plant A multimillion-dollar wrongful death and injury lawsuit has been filed in San Antonio as a result of the Valero Refinery explosion in early March in which a subcontractor was killed and two others were severely burned in Memphis. The lawsuit alleges severe and gross negligence – […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Buzbee Law Firm Obtains 7th Largest Verdict in Texas 2009

Verdict Search recently announced its Top Texas Verdicts of 2009.  The Buzbee Law Firm registered the 7th highest verdict of the year, with its $100 million dollar verdict against BP.   Verdict Search July 8, 2010

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BP Ordered to pay in Chemical Case

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A federal jury in Texas on Friday ordered BP to pay $100 million (62 million pounds) to 10 workers who were sickened by a 2007 chemical release at its Texas City refinery. BP spokesman Ronnie Chappell said the company was "shocked and outraged" by the verdict and would appeal. "We believe the […]

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BP faces inquiry into death at US refinery

The recent death of a worker at a refinery run by BP, the British oil group, in Texas City is to be formally examined by US federal investigators. The inquiry is a setback for the oil company, which has been trying to improve its safety record after a string of American refinery incidents. The death […]

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Costly cleanup, fines have failed to halt BP deaths

Nearly three years after the tragic explosion that killed 15 people and injured more than 170 others, BP's Texas City refinery remains the nation's deadliest — despite a $1 billion cleanup and more than $20 million in fines. Even before the catastrophic March 2005 explosion, BP had made its way onto an OSHA list of […]

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BP leads nation in refinery deaths

Nearly three years after a massive explosion killed 15 people at BP's Texas City refinery, the oil giant continues to have more fatal accidents at U.S. refineries than any other major energy company, according to a newspaper analysis. The Texas City plant remains the nation's deadliest refinery, with three deaths since the March 2005 disaster, […]

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BP Plant Death Investigated

Federal officials investigating the death of a worker at BP PLC's Texas City plant said Thursday they were focusing on what caused the accident and didn't want to speculate on what role "safety culture" at the plant might have played in the accident. The safety culture at the plant was widely criticized following the 2005 […]

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BP blast victims argue for higher fine

BP Products North America formally pleaded guilty Monday in the deadly explosions of 2005, but the outcome of the criminal case against the oil company remains unresolved. A federal judge said she would consider objections by victims who say a $50 million fine is too lenient and the plea deal between the government and BP […]

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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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BP worker killed at Texas City refinery

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A supervisor at BP Plc's Texas City, Texas, refinery died on Monday of head injuries suffered when a heavy metal lid blew off a unit during a restart, his family's lawyer and BP said on Tuesday. William Joseph Gracia, 56, an employee of the refinery for 30 years, was helping prepare a […]

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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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