Transocean http://wwno.org en Judge OKs Transocean's $1 Billion Civil Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill http://wwno.org/post/judge-oks-transoceans-1-billion-civil-settlement-over-gulf-oil-spill A federal judge in New Orleans has approved a $1 billion civil settlement over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill where 11 men died in April of 2010, the AP reports.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/03/168551216/transocean-to-pay-1-4-billion-in-gulf-oil-spill-settlement">As we reported back in January</a>, federal authorities blamed Transocean "for acting negligently when the rig's crew proceeded with maneuvers to the deep-sea well in the face of clear danger signals that oil and natural gas were flowing."<p>In total, Transocean has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in cri Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 29554 at http://wwno.org Judge Sets Feb. 14 Hearing on Transocean Plea Deal http://wwno.org/post/judge-sets-feb-14-hearing-transocean-plea-deal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge in New Orleans has scheduled a Feb. 14 hearing to decide whether to accept the Justice Department's criminal settlement with Transocean Ltd. over the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:01:44 +0000 The Associated Press 26487 at http://wwno.org $1.4 Billion Transocean Settlement May Set New Legal Standard http://wwno.org/post/14-billion-transocean-settlement-may-set-new-legal-standard <p>A federal judge will be asked to approve a proposed $1.4 billion settlement linked to the BP oil spill in 2010. Rig owner Transocean has reached a deal with the Department of Justice that appears to be creating legal precedent. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 26258 at http://wwno.org Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Gulf Oil Spill Settlement http://wwno.org/post/transocean-pay-14-billion-gulf-oil-spill-settlement Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 men died in April 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in criminal and civil penalties to resolve Justice Department allegations over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>A Transocean subsidiary also agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal misdemeanor charge for violating the Clean Water Act. Federal authorities blamed the company for acting negligently when the rig's crew proceeded with maneuvers to the deep-sea well in the face of clear danger signals that oil and natural gas were flowing. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 26233 at http://wwno.org Transocean, feds considered $1.5B settlement http://wwno.org/post/transocean-feds-considered-15b-settlement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Transocean Ltd. and the Justice Department have discussed a $1.5 billion settlement that would resolve federal civil and criminal claims against the company over its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion that spawned the nation's worst offshore oil spill.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:43:51 +0000 MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | The Associated Press 19802 at http://wwno.org BP Wins Key Pre-Trial Motions in Federal Court Over Gulf Oil Spill http://wwno.org/post/bp-wins-key-pre-trial-motions-federal-court-over-gulf-oil-spill <p>BP has won a ruling that bars some references to earlier accidents from a trial over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.&nbsp;The federal judge hearing the case feared opening a &ldquo;trial within a trial.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5145 at http://wwno.org Judge Finds BP Primarily Responsible for Oil Spill http://wwno.org/post/judge-finds-bp-primarily-responsible-oil-spill <p>A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled BP is primarily responsible for damage caused by the oil spill in 2010. But, Eileen Fleming reports, the owner of the drilling rig that blew up could still have to pay punitive damages and civil penalties.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:22:54 +0000 Eileen Fleming 4500 at http://wwno.org