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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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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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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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‘I Hate Them,’ Attorney Says; ‘I Think They’re A Horrible Company’

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Legal heavy hitters are preparing lawsuits against BP as the nation's worst manmade environmental disaster continues. "I know BP very well," Tony Buzbee said in an interview. "I've handled more than 300 cases against them in the last five years. … I hate them. I think they're a horrible company. They've […]

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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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More PA residents join oil spill suit

A Houston law firm is representing more than 1,400 Port Arthur residents who have joined a lawsuit stemming from the Eagle Otome collision on the Sabine Neches Waterway. Buzbee Law Firm filed claims late Tuesday on behalf of 1,433 individuals who claim to have suffered personal injury or property damage after the 807-foot tanker Eagle Otome […]

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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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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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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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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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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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AP: Phantom BP Test?

President Barack Obama on Friday angrily decried the "ridiculous spectacle" of oil industry officials pointing fingers of blame for the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico and said the accident could bring devastation to the region and its economy. The president also pledged to end a "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and federal […]

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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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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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Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making bed

Barge housekeeper hurt her wrist while making a bunk bed Verdict: $970,000.00 Case Type: Jones Act, Workplace, Workplace Safety, Construction – Scaffolds and Ladders, Slips, Trips & Falls – Falldown, Admiralty/ Maritime – Unseaworthiness Case: Laura Gonzalez v. Weeks Marine Inc. and Atlantic Sounding Company, No. DC-03-424 Venue: Starr County District Court, 229th, TX Judge: Alex Gabert Date: 09-07-2007 PLAINTIFF(S) Attorney: […]

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ABS Defeated In ‘Prestige’ Jurisdiction Battle

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will face a trail by jury in September next year after it failed in an attempt to have a case brought by the Basque government over the Prestige dismissed. The Federal Court in Houston rejected a claim by ABS that the Basque government did not have the legal standing […]

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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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