BP Can't Challenge Spill Payouts, Deepwater Judge Told

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- BP PLC can’t sue the administrator supervising a $7.8 billion settlement with private plaintiffs in the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation for allegedly issuing inflated and erroneous payouts because he’s shielded from liability and is simply following the court’s orders, a Louisiana federal judge was told Monday.

BP alleges administrator Patrick Juneau is misinterpreting the terms of the settlement agreement and as a result, is handing out both excessive payouts and payouts to claimants that didn’t actually suffer any losses. The company filed suit March 15, seeking...
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