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

  • 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.