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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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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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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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‘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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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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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 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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Family of Shocked Children Sues CenterPoint Energy

A Spring family says a hanging electric wire should have been fixed by CenterPoint Energy weeks before their two children were shocked as they were playing in their backyard. Christopher and Sarah Zarsky are suing the electric company after their 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were burned by a wire in their backyard in the […]

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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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Family Files Lawsuit Against CenterPoint After Children Shocked, Burned by Power Wire

SPRING. Texas — Ten days after a 5-year-old and her 3-year-old old brother were shocked and severely burned by a dangling power pole guy wire, an attorney has filed a lawsuit on the family’s behalf. “I don’t think this family is ever going to be made whole again,” said attorney Tony Buzbee, who believes the […]

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Lawsuit Filed After Children Burned by Power Line

FULL TEXT OF REPORT: The parents of two young children severely burned by a downed power line have filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy.The 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl remain in the intensive care unit after undergoing multiple surgeries, skin grafting and amputations.   Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the Zarsky family, said both parents […]

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First Reno air race crash lawsuit filed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators in the National Championship Air Races in Reno filed a $25 million lawsuit Tuesday against the pilot's family, a mechanic on the World War II-era aircraft and the Nevada organization that hosted the event. The lawsuit filed […]

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Victim’s lawyer says Reno Air Races investigation compromised

The family of one of the 10 spectators who died in the Sept. 16 crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races is challenging federal investigators' decision to allow race promoters and aviation regulators to take an active part in the investigation of the fatal crash.   "The victims of the disaster are allowed no […]

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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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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 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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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. Reporters from all over the country loved to catalog his quirky […]

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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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