BP Loses Bid To Halt Deepwater Spill Payments

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday shot down BP PLC's bid to temporarily halt payments related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as a former FBI director investigates misconduct allegations against an attorney for the court-supervised settlement program.

After a brief hearing, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who is overseeing the sprawling multidistrict litigation over the April 2010 disaster, denied BP's emergency motion to freeze the payments, in which the energy giant claimed that other aspects of the claims process could have been compromised amid an...
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