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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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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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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 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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‘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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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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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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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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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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CSB member sees BP Texas plant safety improving

Managers at BP Plc's refinery in Texas City, Texas, are headed in the right direction to improve safety at the plant, where a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers and injured 180, a member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said at an industry conference this week. William Wark said he was speaking for himself, and […]

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City worker’s family files suit over his death

The family of a Houston equipment operator, killed when his work truck rolled over him last month, says the city is responsible for the man’s death because it neglected to properly inspect and maintain the vehicle. According to the family’s lawsuit filed against the city of Houston, municipal workers failed to adequately inspect or repair […]

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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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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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