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February 24, 2014

BP, if you are really trying to find fraud, look in the mirror

BP has created a ticker for its State of The Gulf website entitled “Fraud Tally for Gulf Oil Spill Claims.” This ticker is visible on the home page of the website, which I believe was created by its aggressive and defensive PR machine to skirt paying the people of the Gulf for their grievances related to the 2010 disaster.

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February 4, 2014

The Sochi Olympics terror threats

Just days away from the 22nd Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi, Russia, a series of terror threats against the U.S. and European national teams and two deadly bombings in nearby Volgograd last December have many around the world on the edge, including the U.S. government.

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January 16, 2014

Making progress for the Gulf, but the fight continues

In a two-to-one decision, Judge Davis and Judge Dennis wrote a 48-page opinion that confirmed the actions by Judge Barbier in certifying the settlement as a class under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In the opinion, the 5th Circuit addressed the constitutional issues that had been raised concerning the causation provisions of the settlement agreement.

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September 23, 2013

SEC whistles grow louder

More than two years have passed since the launch of a new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower program established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act – a program that offers a bounty of 10 to 30 percent of recovered sanctions to whistleblowers that significantly assist an SEC investigation, along with increased protections from employer retaliation. Since that time, the SEC has issued only two awards to whistleblowers.

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September 20, 2013

Investors: Get ready for an ad bonanza

by: Motley Rice

On Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, an 80-year ban on general solicitation will be lifted, allowing companies to advertise private securities offerings to investors of all kinds without having to register the offering with the SEC or any state so long as certain requirements are met.

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September 12, 2013

BP’s Disgrace on 9/11

As American citizens spent yesterday honoring the memory of the brave souls who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it was very disheartening and outright offensive that BP sought to use Sept. 11th to again attack our judicial system.

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July 24, 2013

Just when you think you have seen it all

In the course of 30 years of practicing law I have never seen a corporate defendant backpedal on an agreed-to settlement to the extent BP is attempting to do in the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement. BP still doesn’t understand the law or the facts of this case.

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