BP oil spill
Feb 25, 2013 — The federal government will seek to show BP was guilty of gross negligence. The company will make the case that the blame should be shared with other firms. It's possible a settlement will be reached.
Jan 29, 2013 — The deal also includes a record $4 billion in criminal penalties. Family members for some of those victims had urged stiffer sanctions.
Nov 15, 2012 — High ranking official, David Rainey, the former head of Gulf of Mexico exploration, will be charged with downplaying the spill to lawmakers. Two others will be charged with manslaughter.
Dec 29, 2011 — Justice Department prosecutors are considering the first such charges related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history — a disaster that also killed 11 workers when an oil rig blew up.
Sep 14, 2011 — The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history started with an explosion and fire that killed 11 oil rig workers in April 2010. BP, investigators say, "was ultimately responsible for conducting operations" at the site.
Jul 12, 2011 — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, in an attempt to force open the books at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Apr 20, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and tracking a drug submarine. In the second hour, the murky legality of online gambling, and the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill.
Mar 30, 2011 — BP loses laptop filled with data from thousands of Gulf oil spill claimants
Mar 3, 2011 — BP will not give bonuses to two executives who ran the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico operations last year: former CEO Tony Hayward, and the former head of exploration and production Andy Inglis.
Nov 1, 2010 — The number of rejected claims for compensation for damage from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill spiked in October — to 20,000 from just 125 claims at the end of September. Kenneth Feinberg says many lacked crucial information.