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Oil Spill Attorneys For The Gulf Coast Contractors and Construction Industries

When the BP oil spill struck the news, the first industry to be hit hard was construction. Building projects came to a halt as investors and property owners held up their plans to continue development. Nobody knew the full extent of the damages or what the economic fallout would be.

Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill

DOWN here on the Gulf of Mexico, the air is heavy with expectation as we await the arrival of billions of dollars in fines from companies involved in the BP oil-well blowout, which spewed millions of gallons of oil into the gulf over three months in 2010.

BP oil spill trial: Federal government claims oil giant put profits ahead of safety

With billions of dollars at stake, the trial to figure out how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation's worst offshore oil spill began Monday with the federal government saying the oil giant was mostly to blame for a disaster caused by putting profits ahead of safety.

BP ends Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Three years and two months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, BP has announced that "active cleanup operations" in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have ceased, leaving only ongoing operations in Louisiana. The oil company says it has spent more than $14 billion on its efforts to mitigate the April 2010 disaster, which killed 11 people and resulted in millions of gallons of oil being released into the Gulf ecosystem.

Oil-spill Lawsuits Rush to Meet Deadline

Even as Florida brought home several top-10 finishes in this year's annual contest for the nation's best beaches, the tsunami of businesses triggered by BP's beach-trashing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago continued to gain strength. The British company's drilling accident sloshed the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida with crude oil for weeks and stained some of Florida's premier, income-generating beaches, causing visitors to flee and tourism revenues to plunge temporarily. With hundreds of lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars already grinding their way through federal court in New Orleans, a bunch more were filed late last month by businesses and governments determined to get their claims in before a three-year statute of limitations passed.

Volusia school district seeks damages from Gulf oil spill

Three years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Volusia County School Board is going to court seeking to recoup money it says washed away in the aftermath.

Tarpon's decision not to file oil spill claim is questioned

From Tampa and Dunedin to Panama City and Key West, cities along Florida's west coast have filed claims against BP for lost tourism and other revenue, seeking damages as a result of an oil rig explosion that sullied the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 workers in 2010.

BP Oil Spill Claims Chief Braces for Surge in Filings

The deadline for claims against BP Plc in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 11 months away, but the man responsible for paying the claims said on Thursday he is already bracing for a late surge in filings.

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