BP Loses Appeal To Halt Deepwater Payouts

Law360, New York (April 05, 2013, 7:48 PM ET) -- A federal judge on Friday shot down BP PLC’s request for a temporary injunction on any payments to claimants in the Deepwater Horizon disaster court proceedings, rejecting BP’s arguments that many of the claims being considered are fake.

BP has already appealed to the Fifth Circuit U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s March 5 ruling approving a plan for payment administrator Patrick Juneau to begin distributing funds that BP has said could cost it $7.8 billion, but the company sought the injunction on the grounds that Juneau...
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Case Information

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

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Date Filed

August 10, 2010


Case Title

BP Exploration & Production Inc. et al v. Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program et al

Case Number

2:13-cv-00492

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Marine

Judge

Carl Barbier

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Date Filed

March 15, 2013

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