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  • Settlement talks continue in suit over 13-year-old oil leak

    November 2, 2017 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A company that has failed to stop a 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is asking for more time to negotiate a settlement that could allow it to recover millions of dollars it set aside for work to end the leak. A court... more »
  • Livingston girl, mom make pillowcase and blanket sets for Harvey victims Play Video

    September 2, 2017 11:59 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A young girl in Livingston Parish witnessed the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey on television and decided to help comfort victims in a very special way. For days, Katie Harper has kept her little fingers busy by making blankets and pillowcases for children in Texas. She... more »
  • Louisiana attorney general warns of tobacco settlement scam

    July 23, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies. Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office has received questions about online promotions suggesting individuals can access thousands per... more »
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    June 26, 2017 12:32 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. ... more »
  • Home health firm to pay investors $43.8M in lawsuit

    June 17, 2017 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nationwide home health firm has agreed to pay $43.8 million to settle a lawsuit by investors who claim it used Medicare fraud to inflate its bottom line. Shareholders filed the federal lawsuit in 2010 against Amedisys Inc. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and some senior... more »
  • Historic streetcar line to become wheelchair-accessible

    May 1, 2017 4:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal court settlement requires New Orleans transit officials to make the city's historic St. Charles Streetcar line accessible to people in wheelchairs. The settlement was announced Monday in a news release from lawyers for three wheelchair users who filed the suit a year ago. The agreement... more »
  • Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement

    March 31, 2017 12:42 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A judge has approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego ends nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were... more »
  • Settlement resolves race bias claims over salon inspections

    March 9, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A settlement agreement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. Court filings on Wednesday don't disclose any terms of the deal. Attorneys for the state and for four Vietnamese-American salon owners... more »
  • NFL retirees urged to sign up for settlement

    February 8, 2017 12:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Philadelphia is urging NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with... more »
  • Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University cases

    January 19, 2017 3:30 PM

    SAN DIEGO - President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says Trump Entrepreneur Initiative paid the money into escrow ahead of Wednesday's... more »
  • $13.3M settlement in Katrina police shootings

    December 19, 2016 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' mayor has announced $13.3 million in settlements of lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the 2005 storm. At a Monday afternoon news conference, Mayor Mitch Landrieu also apologized to the victims' families and said he hopes their... more »
  • Pact resolves ACLU suit over protest arrests in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2016 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A settlement agreement will resolve a lawsuit that accuses police of trampling on the civil rights of protesters in Baton Rouge following Alton Sterling's fatal shooting by police. Plaintiffs' attorneys say Tuesday's "memorandum of understanding" with state and local police officials affirms that people have the right... more »
  • Settlement approved in Alton Sterling protests lawsuit

    November 22, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a $100,000 settlement for 92 protesters that were arrested during the Alton Sterling protests. The money will be paid in equal parts by the City of Baton Rouge and law enforcement agencies. Each person will receive $230 in damages... more »
  • Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M

    November 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    NEW YORK- New York's attorney general says President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) would settle two class-action lawsuits in California and a... more »
  • Attorneys in BP settlement with divide $555.2 million

    October 27, 2016 8:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has ruled a group of attorneys will divide $555.2 million for their work on behalf of people and businesses who suffered economic damages because of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans issued a 42-page ruling spelling out reasons... more »
  • Whole Foods reaches $3.5M environmental waste settlement

    September 20, 2016 4:50 PM

    DALLAS - Whole Foods Market Inc. has reached a $3.5 million settlement with regulators over the disposal of products that were once for sale but later classified as hazardous waste. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the fine and an agreement Tuesday for Austin-based Whole Foods to comply with waste regulations... more »
  • Sandra Bland attorney says settlement 'absolute'

    September 15, 2016 2:42 PM

    HOUSTON - An attorney for the family of Sandra Bland says a $1.9 million settlement with the Texas county where she died in a jail cell is "absolute" and the civil lawsuit will be dismissed in several days. Cannon Lambert was responding to comments from the defendants' attorney that the... more »
  • Payments from 2012 BP settlement $7.9 billion so far

    August 1, 2016 5:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The office that processes claims for businesses and people who suffered economic losses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it has approved payments totaling $8.5 billion as of June 30. Of that, $7.9 billion in claims has been paid. The figures are in the... more »
  • Louisiana gets $2.4 million from foreclosure settlement

    July 1, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says more than 4,000 borrowers in Louisiana are owed money from a settlement with mortgage servicers stemming from the 2008 housing bubble burst. Kennedy is urging residents to check the department's Unclaimed Property database to see if they're owed any of that... more »
  • Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire

    June 27, 2016 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012 has ended with the announcement of a settlement. The accident off the Louisiana coast killed three workers and injured several others on a platform owned by... more »
  • Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in 2 states

    April 22, 2016 12:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Uber says it has settled a pair of major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees. The settlement announced by the ride-hailing company Thursday night is a major step toward keeping its current thriving business model that... more »
  • Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case

    April 6, 2016 2:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has approved a multimillion dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach. The U.S. government blamed the hack on North Korea. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled Wednesday on... more »
  • US judge OKs $20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill

    April 4, 2016 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's final order on the settlement was released Monday. The settlement, first... more »
  • HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

    February 5, 2016 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement announced Friday requires the bank to pay $100 million and to provide an additional... more »
  • Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in mortgage settlement

    January 14, 2016 7:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs has reached a $5 billion settlement as part of a federal and state probe into its role in the sale of mortgages in the years leading up into the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis. Goldman will pay $2.39 billion in civil monetary penalties,... more »
  • Lumosity to pay $2M to settle deceptive ad allegations

    January 5, 2016 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The developer of Lumosity "brain training" games will pay $2 million to settle federal allegations that it misled customers about the benefits of its online programs. The Federal Trade Commission says the company's advertisements deceptively suggested that playing the games a few times a week could boost performance... more »
  • Newtown families split $1.5M from estate of gunman's mother

    December 22, 2015 10:59 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The families of more than a dozen victims of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, will split $1.5 million under recently finalized settlements of lawsuits against the gunman's mother's estate. A lawyer for several victims' families says the settlements were finalized Dec. 17. Details of the... more »
  • Subway pitchman's victims get $1 million

    October 22, 2015 5:12 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ten victims of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle have received a total of $1 million in restitution since he agreed in August to plead guilty to child pornography and sex-crime charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota tells The Associated Press the $100,000 checks were hand-delivered to the 10... more »
  • BP to reimburse Louisiana for legal fees, litigation cost

    October 13, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- BP will reimburse $58.25 million to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office for its expenses, fees and litigation costs tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The money was included in BP's record settlement of more than $20 billion that was formalized last week... more »
  • Hypnosis deaths leads to settlement

    October 7, 2015 9:01 PM

    NORTH PORT, FLORIDA- The school board that employed a principal who hypnotized three North Point High students who died settled with the teens' families. Each will receive $200,000 from the Sarasota County School District. Principal George Kenney admits he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley a day before the teen killed... more »
  • US, states finalize settlement with BP over Gulf oil spill

    October 5, 2015 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department and five states have finalized a settlement of more than $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal announced Monday resolves all civil claims against BP and ends five years of legal fighting over the... more »
  • BP settlement agreement to be filed Monday

    October 3, 2015 1:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Details will be known soon in an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Justice Department says the agreement involving the federal government, five Gulf states and BP Exploration... more »
  • Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case

    September 3, 2015 3:21 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers. The settlement will pay more than 64,000 technology workers about... more »
  • BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims

    September 3, 2015 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil giant wants restitution of some of the money it paid in claims to businesses as part of a 2012 settlement.... more »
  • Environmental groups say settlement not final in Gulf oil leak lawsuit

    August 27, 2015 1:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk about potential settlements. Taylor Energy Co. said Thursday it has reached... more »
  • Movement in the RadioShack bankruptcy

    August 26, 2015 9:11 PM

    WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA- RadioShack says it reached a tentative settlement in treatment over gift cards in the company's bankruptcy case. Holders of roughly a third of the $46 million in outstanding gift cards would receive priority status and be paid in full. Other gift card holders would be paid... more »
  • BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places

    August 20, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clusters of municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for economic damage after the company's 2010 oil spill. This week, BP finished making approximately $687 million in settlement payments to... more »
  • Pharmaceutical company to pay La. more than $1 million in settlement

    August 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office says a settlement has been reached with drugmaker Amgen Inc. to resolve claims the company violated Louisiana consumer protection laws in the marketing of its drugs Enbrel and Aranesp. The settlement is part of an agreement between Amgen and 49 states that... more »
  • Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

    July 27, 2015 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill. An order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Carl... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on the BP settlement Play Video

    July 22, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few weeks ago, state officials announced Louisiana would be getting $6.8 billion from the lawsuit with BP over the 2010 oil spill. This morning, Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In to break down what this money means for the state. Five billion dollars of... more »
  • Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP

    July 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to... more »
  • Gretna agrees to $3.29 million settlement with BP

    July 9, 2015 9:24 AM

    GRETNA- The Gretna City Council has voted to accept a $3.29 million settlement from BP to mitigate claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The unanimous vote Wednesday came after the council discussed the issue in executive session. Local governments around the region have been taking action as... more »
  • Southern parishes moving forward with BP settlement

    July 7, 2015 8:44 AM

    ST. TAMMANY- Southern parishes are moving forward with the BP oil spill settlement. The St. Tammany council adopted a resolution authorizing the parish president to sign off on the deal worth more than $16 million. In 2010, tar balls from the oil spill washed into Lake Ponchartrain and... more »
  • 1 coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP

    July 2, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities" in those states. However, the government of one of Louisiana's hardest hit areas, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »
  • Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs

    May 27, 2015 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Office Depot is paying $3.4 million to settle charges from regulators that it didn't report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the seatbacks of some of the chairs fell... more »
  • $211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

    May 20, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. BP leased the rig from Transocean. The April 2010 explosion of the rig killed 11... more »
  • Jindal's tobacco settlement sale proposal hits resistance

    May 15, 2015 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell Louisiana's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement to help generate a few years of short-term cash has stalled. Treasurer John Kennedy refused to put it on the State Bond Commission agenda, though commission approval is needed for a sale. Legislative... more »
  • Deedy Slaughter-era political haggle over settlement Play Video

    May 13, 2015 10:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Despite a court settlement only needing ceremonious approval at the city's council meeting Wednesday night, there was some Deedy Slaughter-era stress as leaders voted on the offer. The city's chief financial officer, Audrey McCain was offered a $112,500 settlement in connection with a wrongful termination lawsuit... more »
  • Appeals court opens door to some BP settlement appeals

    May 11, 2015 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court has opened the door for BP to appeal some claims related to a settlement reached after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The appeals court in New Orleans late Friday ordered a lower court judge to change a procedure that effectively blocked appeals.... more »
  • Six-figure settlement ends dispute between Slaughter, McCain Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A two-year legal dispute between former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter and her chief financial officer ended with Audrey McCain agreeing to a six-figure settlement. Attorneys for the city and McCain came to terms over a $112,000 settlement to end her lawsuit against Slaughter, who McCain... more »
  • Jindal: Sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash

    March 17, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems. A board that oversees the settlement agreed to the idea... more »
  • Treasurer opposes Jindal tobacco settlement sale proposal

    March 11, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy is balking at Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell the remaining piece of Louisiana's tobacco settlement for upfront cash to pay for Louisiana's free college tuition program called TOPS. The treasurer said Jindal has used too many quick fixes to drum up money to... more »
  • Killer gets dog bite settlement

    March 5, 2015 7:47 PM

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- A convict serving time for murder who had his nose partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program got $7,500 in a settlement with the State of Ohio. Vincent Doan's damage award was approved in the Ohio Court of Claims. Doan claimed the attack two... more »
  • BP urges judges to remove head of oil settlement fund

    February 3, 2015 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Attorneys for BP are urging a federal appeals court to remove the man responsible for handing out settlement money from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP lawyers told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that Patrick Juneau failed to disclose that he had... more »
  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    January 28, 2015 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission says TracFone promised unlimited data in its advertising, but then drastically slowed or even cut off consumers' mobile... more »
  • US settles case over fake Facebook page

    January 20, 2015 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her name. The settlement with Sondra Arquiett was revealed in court papers Tuesday, months after a judge referred... more »
  • Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

    January 16, 2015 12:12 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - Penn State is getting back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. A new agreement with the NCAA also restores former coach Joe Paterno's status as the winningest coach in major college football history with 409... more »
  • High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

    December 8, 2014 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The justices did not comment Monday in rejecting the London-based oil giant's arguments that lower courts misinterpreted settlement terms and put BP... more »
  • Council discusses pay raise, parish president's absence Play Video

    November 24, 2014 10:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are upset they aren't moving forward in the direction they would like. The council is concerned about the Master Plan and proposed changes to the Home Rule Charter that are up to voters on Dec. 6. Councilman Ricky Goff chastised... more »
  • Colorado vs. Utah in ski slogan

    November 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAL LAKE CITY, UTAH- What's in a name led to a legal fight that ended in a settlement over winter sports marketing. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado sued, claiming a Utah advertising campaign violated its trademark involving the name Ski Town, U.S.A. Utah dropped the "USA" from its Ski... more »
  • Rouses, Associated Grocers reach settlement

    October 20, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thibodaux retail grocery chain Rouses Enterprises and Baton Rouge-based wholesale grocery supplier Associated Grocers have reached an undisclosed settlement in a legal dispute. Donny Rouse, the chain's managing partner, said in a statement Monday the Rouse family is "very satisfied with this resolution." The issue is whether... more »
  • If you bought a Red Bull since 2002, you could get $10

    October 9, 2014 11:20 AM

    Red Bull GmbH -- the makers of the popular energy drinks -- settled two class action lawsuits, agreeing to pay $13 million to United States customers. In the lawsuits, consumers argued that they were misled by the company's claims about the benefits of drinking Red Bull, with a focus... more »
  • Judge hears oil spill cleanup workers' claims

    September 24, 2014 4:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases will hear arguments about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013. The oil company says that's only fair because Judge Carl... more »
  • Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    September 17, 2014 10:19 PM

    GEISMAR - More than 200 workers for Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC in Ascension Parish will get overtime back wages paid to them after a settlement between the two companies and the federal government. A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the companies violated the Fair Labor... more »
  • Halliburton agrees to billion dollar oil spill settlement

    September 2, 2014 11:49 AM

    HOUSTON - Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a large portion of claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement is subject to court approval. Halliburton was BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf, killing 11 people and... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents get settlement for sinkhole damages Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:40 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - People living near a 32-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish are faced with new decisions regarding their future after a federal judge granted them a $48 million settlement. More than 250 people affected by the sinkhole, will be paid for their pain and loses. They will get... more »
  • State asks for inspection of cavern near sinkhole

    August 13, 2014 10:20 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- State and parish leaders have asked Texas Brine to investigate the conditions inside a cavern near the salt brine operation that failed two years ago and caused the infamous sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Equipment has recorded an increase in seismic activity that appears to be centered around... more »
  • Judge OKs $48.1M settlement regarding sinkhole

    August 13, 2014 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Bayou Corne residents affected by a sinkhole that opened two years ago and has been swallowing land ever since. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey said Wednesday there were no objections to the settlement,... more »
  • BP asks US Supreme Court to hear settlement appeal

    August 3, 2014 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out part of its settlement of claims for damage from its vast oil spill in 2010. BP argues in a request late Friday that the settlement goes against rulings in other federal districts and by the Supreme Court... more »
  • BP seeks cuts in settlement program's budget

    September 12, 2013 9:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill. In a court filing Wednesday, BP attorneys said claims administrator Patrick Juneau... more »
  • La. to see millions from Transocean settlement

    January 3, 2013 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana lawmakers trumpeted the fact that the state will see hundreds of millions of dollars as part of the federal government's $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean today over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The final terms of the settlement require Transocean, which owned the drilling rig... more »

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