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  • BP Can't Stop Paying Seafood Workers Under Oil-Spill Deal

    BP Plc lost a bid to have a judge suspend $1.3 billion in payments to seafood-industry workers who are part of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement because of alleged improprieties by a lawyer involved in the accord.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ex-BP Engineer Spill Jury Says It Can’t Reach Verdict

    The jury hearing the case against a former BP Plc engineer accused of deliberately destroying evidence sought in a U.S. probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill resumed deliberating after a judge said not to give up.

  • 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.

  • Johnson & Johnson Hid Antibiotic’s Risk, Lawyer Says

    Johnson & Johnson knew its antibiotic Levaquin increased the risk of tendon damage and failed to properly warn patients or doctors, a lawyer said today at the start of a trial in Minnesota.

  • 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.

  • Foreclosure Suits, Bank of America, Wisconsin-Ambac, Netschi in Court News

    Alan Shadrake, the British author convicted of contempt of court for disparaging Singapore’s judiciary, was sentenced to six weeks in jail and fined S$20,000 ($15,380), a record sentence for the crime in the city-state.

  • Dueling Houston Donors Take Feud to Presidential Campaign

    Fliers distributed at the Texas Republican convention last month depict Democrat Steve Mostyn in a menacing sketch, asking why he’s trying to “infiltrate” their party. A companion website, largely financed by rival Bob Perry, warns of Mostyn’s “invisible hand” in state politics.

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