Archive | June, 2010

What is BP’s liability for Rig Workers’ Deaths?

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Pressured by the government and the public, BP agreed to set up a $20 billion fund for Gulf businesses and residents affected by the catastrophic oil spill. If surviving victims can claim this much in damages, what compensation can the families of the workers killed in the rig explosion anticipate? Not as much as you’d…
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BP Oil Spill Update – Judge Overturns Offshore Drilling Ban

As reported by the Wall Street Journal: A federal judge Tuesday overturned the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on new deepwater oil and gas drilling, handing a major victory to the oil industry and delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday the administration would immediately appeal the decision.…
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The case against BP: do we really need tort reform?

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico won’t be cleaned up until fall, and the effects will linger for years to come, according to reports. In the meantime, damage mounts to the environment, the economy, and the people and businesses of the Gulf states. Many wonder how BP will compensate for those damages…
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Facebook for Lawyers: Not just for Networking

If you ask a lawyer how they use Facebook, they will likely talk about photo sharing, keeping up with friends and maybe some professional networking. However, an increasing number of lawyers may point to their use of Facebook as a valuable tool for their real discovery and investigative work. You might be surprised to find…
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Judging Our Umpires

Poor Armando Galarraga. With all the other perfect games being pitched this month, it seemed like a real possibility he’d be baseball’s #21. But those hopes fell through when umpire Jim Joyce incorrectly declared Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians “safe”, robbing the Detroit Tigers pitcher of his perfect game and a place in the…
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