Nov 17, 2014

Halliburton pounces on Baker Hughes

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes for cash and stock worth $34.6 billion.

Jan 9, 2014

In-House Interrogatory

For general counsels, it's always business. Not personal.

Nov 15, 2013

Supreme Court to decide if Halliburton can try to block suit

The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal from Halliburton Co. that could make it more difficult for shareholders to sue companies for engaging in fraud to prop up stock prices.

Sep 19, 2013

Ex-Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill probe

NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton employee was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti, who had been the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services Inc., was charged in federal court Thursday with instructing two other employees to delete data during a post-spill review […]

Jan 30, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

Should discussions between attorneys and their firm's in-house counsel remain confidential?

Nov 6, 2011

New interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley creates problems for employers

Employment lawyers fear that a recent decision from the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board broadening whistleblower protections under Sarbanes-Oxley may create new burdens for employers. In the case before the board, a Halliburton employee filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission over certain accounting practices used by the company. He also […]

Jun 6, 2011

High court revives class action against Halliburton

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Halliburton Co. shareholders can pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price. The high court overturned a ruling against the shareholders, who want to represent all investors who bought Halliburton stock between June 1999 and December 2001. The lawsuit argues that Halliburton […]

Nov 8, 2010

Panel: BP did not put cost over safety

WASHINGTON — The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cut costs. In preliminary findings issued Monday, the first from an independent panel, investigators supported many of BP’s own conclusions about what led to the disaster. The panel’s chief investigator, Fred […]

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