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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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