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Fighting to Retell the Deepwater Horizon Story

The 2010 BP explosion triggered a catastrophe and resulted in great human heroism. The events that ensued were a natural fit for Hollywood, but, also naturally, much corporate conflict ensued. Deepwater Horizon is a gripping retelling of the real-life Deepwater Horizon disaster. Taking on the 2010 BP Oil Spill “As we were making a movie about the spill, we were …

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Deepwater Horizon Movie Director Went Through Many Obstacles

Deepwater Horizon is a movie based on the real-life events that happened right before, during, and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, which happened to be the biggest oil spill in American history. Director Peter Berg evidently went through some struggles with making the movie that were coming directly from BP. The movie goes on to not only chronicle exactly …

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Deepwater Horizon May Have Caused Permanent Damage

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill spread approximately 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spilled into the gulf for nearly three months until the well was finally capped. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused so much damage that scientists are still (over six years later) spending tremendous amounts of time investigating the gargantuan and …

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Deepwater Horizon and Lessons in BP’s Poor Leadership

BP’s Failure at Crisis Communications Did you know that BP provided a syllabus on how to deal with a business crisis? BP clearly did not follow their own syllabus. Respected crisis communications consultant George Merlis wrote that the Fifth Commandment of Communications is “Thou shalt not lie, evade, speculate nor cop an attitude.” Unfortunately for BP shareholders, the company’s executives …

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Winning Mass Tort Litigation Cases

The number of mass tort litigation filings, specifically major mass tort litigation filings, has decreased over the past several years. There are a few cases that may help explain why this is happening. Product Liability Suits Involving Medical Devices In 2008, Riegel v. Medtronics, Inc. barred product liability suits involving medical devices if they had received full FDA review. Many …

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Public Comment Being Taken on Spending BP Settlement

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged the Gulf Coast, and has so far cost BP $61.2 billion. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration council, a government council, has been granted $5.2 billion dollars in BP oil spill settlement funds, and they are now seeking public input from you on how that money should be spent. Many Ways to Put Settlement …

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What is Mass Tort Litigation?

Consider commercials you may often see that feature a law firm urging you to sign up as soon as possible for a claim against a faulty product, a misleading service, or related damaging circumstances. This kind of case is a mass tort. Mass Torts versus Class Actions Not all mass torts are class actions. Toxic tort cases against polluters and …

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BP Oil Spill Shareholder Settlement and Other Legal Woes

BP PLC has reached a settlement agreement with many shareholders over financial losses tied to the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Though investors had asked for as much as $2.5 billion in damages in the past, the final amount that BP has agreed to pay is $175 million. The agreement has forestalled a trial previously scheduled …

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Deepwater Horizon to Hit Theaters Later This Month

Did you know there’s a movie coming out later this month chronicling the events and aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill? Will You Watch Deepwater Horizon? Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell, is based upon the 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. You can …

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Fishing Industry Hardships Following 2010 BP Oil Spill

Following the BP oil disaster in 2010 the Gulf Coast fishing industry lost upwards of $1.6 billion in revenue, and thousands of fishing-related jobs. 2010 BP Oil Spill Cost The Fishing Industry Dearly Between 2009 and 2010 seafood landings and dockside revenue dropped dramatically in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. Fishery closures spiked in late 2010 across the entire …

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