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  • BP Can’t Stop Seafood Payments, Gulf Spill Lawyers Say

    BP Plc should keep paying more than $2.3 billion to seafood-industry interests as part of a settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while a fraud probe tied to the accord is pending, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.

  • BP Asks Court to Suspend Seafood Payments for Fraud Probe

    BP Plc asked a U.S. judge to stop payments in the $2.3 billion seafood-industry portion of its settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, pending an investigation of a fraud claim against a plaintiffs’ attorney.

  • Eversheds' Smith to Take Chairman Post: Business of Law

    Paul Smith, an environmental lawyer and litigator, was elected chairman of Eversheds LLP for a four- year term beginning May 1. He succeeds John Heaps, who didn’t stand for re-election.

  • J&J Loses First Trial on Warnings of Levaquin Risk

    Johnson & Johnson must pay $1.1 million in punitive damages to an 82-year-old man who claimed it failed to properly warn of the risks of tendon damage linked to its antibiotic Levaquin, a Minnesota jury said.

  • Tyco, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, GE in Court News

    The new home of felon and ex-Tyco International Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Kozlowski, while not furnished with the $6,000 shower curtain and paintings by Monet and Renoir that decorated his previous Manhattan abode, offers a stunning view of Central Park and the New York skyline.

  • Boehringer Sued by Hundreds Over Bleeding Tied to Pradaxa

    Harold Asher never thought to ask why his wife’s doctors prescribed Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH’s blood thinner Pradaxa after she recovered from a stroke.

  • Johnson & Johnson Warned on Levaquin Risk, Lawyer Says

    Johnson & Johnson didn’t hide the risk of tendon damage linked to its antibiotic Levaquin and properly warned doctors, a lawyer for the drugmaker told jurors at the end of a trial in Minnesota.

  • BP Whistle-Blower Says Gulf Atlantis Facility Remains Unsafe

    BP Plc’s Atlantis facility remains unsafe, according to a whistle-blower who said in a court filing that the company’s second-largest oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico is operating under permits BP obtained by lying to regulators.

  • BP Whistle-Blower Seeks Shutdown of Atlantis Oil Platform

    BP Plc’s Atlantis platform, its second-largest oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico, should be shut down until it’s proven to comply with U.S. safety and environmental laws, a whistle-blower’s lawyer told a judge.

  • BP Sued by Watchdog Group Over Atlantis Platform

    BP Plc ’s Atlantis oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico should be shut until the company can prove it meets U.S. safety and engineering standards, an environmental watchdog group said in a lawsuit.

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