BP Seeks 5th Circ. Rehearing In $9.2B Settlement Row

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT) -- BP PLC asked the Fifth Circuit on Monday to overturn an appeals panel's finding that the oil giant's estimated $9.2 billion settlement allows some payments without proof of damages from the Deepwater Horizon spill, claiming that plaintiffs lawyers and dishonest claimants are raiding the company's coffers.

A divided panel earlier this month affirmed a December decision from U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier concluding that the settlement language BP agreed to authorizes claimants in certain coastal areas to receive business economic loss payments without showing they were...
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Case Title

In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010


Case Number

2:10-md-02179

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

August 10, 2010


Case Title

In Re: Deepwater Horizon


Case Number

13-30315

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

April 5, 2013


Case Title

In Re: Deepwater Horizon


Case Number

13-30329

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

April 8, 2013


Case Title

In Re: Deepwater Horizon


Case Number

13-31220

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

November 20, 2013

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