Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$7,800,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 21, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

BP agreed to pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle class action claims for economic loss, property damage and medical injuries in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Eastern District of Louisiana
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
MDL No. 2179
Case Name: 
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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