BP Caps Well and Liability Concerns Ensue

Three months after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig caused the most disastrous oil-spill in U.S. history, BP is monitoring the integrity of a cap that was placed atop their undersea well last Thursday, July 15th. The current success of the cap to stop the flow of oil marks the first time since April 20th that the gushing of crude oil from the well has been haulted. Three months worth of oil gushing from the well into the gulf of Mexico, estimated to amount to hundreds of millions of gallons, has certainly taken a toll on the marine life, the coast, and the businesses in the area, not to mention the injury and death incurred by the … [Read more...]

BP Cuts Corners and Defective Well Causes Blast

Defective products are dangerous and potentially life threatening products that have either been designed, manufactured, or tested poorly or inadequately. Many deaths have resulted from defective products; products like cribs, toys, cars, and even clothing. Manufacturers of defective products that cause injury or death must be held accountable, which is why BP finds themselves in even hotter water. It's been reported that BP's negligence and desire to save money at the expense of thoroughness and safety directly resulted in the explosion on the Transocean rig "Deepwater Horizon," which killed 11 workers and caused the biggest oil spill in … [Read more...]

BP and Transocean Could Escape Sufficient Liabilty

Gordon Jones, a 28 year old engineer, was killed in the blast on the Transocean rig, Deepwater Horizon, that caused the horrendous BP oil-spill . Jones left behind a widow, a toddler, and an infant. Who Will Pay for Deadly Defects? Unfortunately, laws that are currently in place could prove very detrimental to recovery attempts made by Jones' family, as well as other injured victims on the rig. The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), one of the reasons payouts may be insufficient, was ammended in 2000 to help victims of TWA flight 800, but those protections were not also applied to those killed on vessels like the Deepwater Horizon. … [Read more...]