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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation Database


Puerto Rico, 1st Circuit

2nd Circuit

3rd Circuit

Virgin Islands, 3rd Cirtuit

4th Circuit

5th Circuit

6th Circuit

7th Circuit

8th Circuit

9th Circuit

10th Circuit

11th Circuit

The myriad consequences of the spill have already spurred an onslaught of litigation, with allegations ranging from personal injury and property damages to violations of RICO and securities law. As more damages are discovered, plaintiffs will likely continue filing new claims.

This database attempts to track the ongoing litigation so people can see the types of cases that have been triggered, when and where the parties have filed, and what cases have been closed or consolidated. You may click on any of the links below to see a list of cases that fit that search term — e.g., cases of a particular type or filed in a certain time period. Alternatively, you may enter more specific search terms in the advanced search fields at the bottom of the page.

When you receive your search results, the results include a hyperlink to the case docket. Clicking on the link will take you to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) Web site, a third-party site. PACER is maintained by the Public Access and Records Management Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. You must register with PACER to access cases, for which a credit card will be required as small fees may apply to certain actions.

We make every effort to periodically update these Web pages. If you have suggestions for cases or updates to add, please send them to roche@eli.org.

Case Location

Map of U.S. Circuit Courts
DC Circuit
1st Circuit
Puerto Rico, 1st Circuit
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
Virgin Islands, 3rd Cirtuit
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
6th Circuit
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit

* Cases labeled MDL-1 are part of the multidistrict litigation, In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 2010. Since consolidation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, these cases are before Judge Carl Barbier in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Cases labeled MDL-2 are part of the multidistrict litigation, In re: BP PLC Securities Litigation.