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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