Monthly Archives: August 2010

BP Oil Spill: In the News and on Nolo.com

The BP oil spill is the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history, and for many businesses and employees in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas, the spill has also spelled financial disaster. Lawsuits for lost profits and income losses are already piling up, as are civil actions for Injuries, property damage, health problems linked to the spill and cleanup efforts, and more. Now that the flow of oil has stopped, the scope of the catastrophe is coming into focus, and attention is turning to how things will play out in the court system.

Two new articles from Nolo spotlight some of the legal issues raised by the BP oil spill, including legal options for businesses and individuals looking to get back on their financial feet after the oil spill. Should a lawsuit be filed, or would it make more sense to submit a claim through BP’s $20 billion compensation fund? To learn more, check out the latest on the BP oil spill, from Nolo.com:

  • BP Oil Spill Lawsuits and Legal Issues – The BP oil spill has affected thousands of people and businesses in the Gulf region. What are their legal options?
  • BP Oil Spill: Filing a Claim with BP’s Compensation Fund – A look at BP’s compensation fund for businesses and workers affected by the oil spill, and the process for getting a claim filed with the fund.
  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Problems That Won’t Go Away

    When you hear the word “asbestos” it might come off sounding dated, like some fad (albeit a harmful one) from the 70’s or 80’s that’s come and gone. But the truth is that asbestos can still be found in consumer products, homes and schools, and some workplaces. And for people whose employment history includes work in industries where long-term exposure to asbestos was the norm, health problems linked to asbestos — including mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer exposure — may only now be showing up.

    Nolo has expanded its online coverage of asbestos, mesothelioma, and related health problems — including information on where asbestos can be found, and tips on what to do if you or a loved one are worried about serious health problems linked to long-term asbestos exposure.

    You can browse all of Nolo’s online asbestos coverage in the Asbestos, Chemicals & Toxic Torts topic of our website. Or, to see what’s new, use the links below to get right to the articles we’ve just added: