5th Circ. Grants BP's Bid To Halt Further Deepwater Payouts

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 1:12 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday granted BP PLC's request to stop additional Deepwater Horizon settlement payments to businesses and individuals claiming property and economic loss from the spill, ruling that the federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation must examine how the claims administrator determines causation.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier had ruled that the issue of how causation was decided was not before the Fifth Circuit and that the panel's October ruling over covers how a claimant's loss is measured, but the appeals court ruled 2-1...
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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

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Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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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

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