Commercial Litigation

Beaumont Homeowner Sued for Deceptive Acts

Selling a house under false conditions in the state of Texas can lead you to be a defendant in a legal lawsuit like in the case of Huffman vs. Smith in Beaumont, TX. The Deceptive Trade Practices Act protects all consumers from purchasing nearly anything under false claims. Buying a home is one of the […]

BP Advertising Campaign Challenges Oil Spill Payouts

As we’ve previously reported on this blog, BP is attempting to appeal a decision upheld by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier stating that the London-based company must pay billions of dollars to businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster in accordance with claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s interpretation of the settlement.

Lawyer in BP Oil Spill Case Suspended

Accusations of misconduct have led to the suspension of Lionel Sutton III — one of the lawyers working for Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator for BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement. According to The Associated Press, Sutton “has been accused of receiving payments from a law firm representing a claimant.”

Environmentalists Protest Downgrade in Oil Cleanup

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority criticized BP and the U.S. Coast Guard at a meeting on Wednesday, June 19, calling public attention to alleged attempts to downgrade cleanup efforts within the state, which is still suffering from the effects of the disaster.

Environmentalist Urge Focus on Marshes and Wetlands

According to Raines, marshes that weren’t affected by the spill have contributed significantly to the Gulf’s ability to rebound from the disaster, and they are a critical part of the region’s ecosystem. However, he states, many of these habitats have been destroyed as businesses construct new buildings in their place.

5-hour ENERGY Manufacturers Fight for Trade Secrets

Amidst a nationwide investigation into 5-hour ENERGY’s claim that people who consume the beverage experience “no crash” afterward, the Oregon Department of Justice has asked the companies that make the drink to turn over information detailing the amounts of ingredients used in it.

BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup in AL, FL and MS

A little more than three years after the tragic Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill that killed 11 people and caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced that they are terminating cleanup efforts in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

BP Oil Spill Settlement May Cost More Than Anticipated

When BP entered an $8 million settlement with the victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, it appears that the London-based oil and gas company may have hastily agreed to a deal that will wind up costing much more than anticipated.

Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

On Wednesday, June 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that it had apprehended Ketankumar Maniar, a former engineer at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) who has been accused of stealing trade secrets from the Franklin Lakes, New Jersey-based business.

Texas Files Lawsuit Against BP Over Oil Spill

On Friday, May 17, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont against London-based oil company BP and the other businesses involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, referring to it as the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States.