BP Settles Deepwater Responders' OT Pay Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT) -- BP PLC on Wednesday settled a suit in Louisiana federal court accusing the oil giant of denying overtime compensation to a class of support workers who helped with BP's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The plaintiffs, BP and co-defendant The Response Group LLC, a BP subcontractor, jointly filed a motion requesting approval of a settlement in which BP will make payments to each of the 215 class members based upon their reported overtime hours and their pay rates. BP, which denied the plaintiffs' claims,...
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