Archive for February, 2012

BP Oil Spill Trial Postponed For Settlement Negotiations

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier delayed the start of trial just 24 hours before it was set to get underway so that BP can discuss settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC). The PSC represents thousands of individuals and businessesRead More

Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Loses Power in Indian Ocean

Just over a month after one of the worst cruise ship disasters in recent memory, another luxury liner, the Costa Allegra, is now floating helplessly without power in the Indian Ocean. 636 passengers, including 8 U.S. citizens, and 413 crewRead More

Zehl & Associates Has Won Over $35 Million in Settlements and Verdicts Since December 2011 Alone

The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates take pride in representing offshore workers who have been seriously hurt due to the negligence of others. Whether it’s a careless fellow crew member, a poorly-maintained piece of equipment onboard the vesselRead More

Facebook: Anything You Post Can and Will Be Used Against You

It is no secret that a huge percentage of the American population is on Facebook. What many do not know, however, is that unscrupulous maritime employers have started to use the publicly-available contents of various social networking sites, like Facebook,Read More

BP Announces Profits, New Gulf Project as Criminal Trial Nears

BP recently announced plans to raise its dividend by 14 percent up to 8.0 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2011, making it the first rise since the company resumed paying out dividends about a year ago. TheRead More

More Than 100 Feared Dead Following Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Rescuers temporarily suspended their search today for survivors of the MV Rabaul Queen blaming strong winds that were hampering aerial rescue efforts. According to the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea, the ferry sank suddenly on theRead More

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