Disgraced Gulf Spill Claims Atty Wants Freeh Report Tossed

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 3:42 PM EST) -- A former Deepwater Horizon claims center attorney accused of misconduct asked a Louisiana federal judge Wednesday to reject the court-ordered independent report containing the allegations, arguing that it contains no evidence that he directly manipulated payments from the BP PLC settlement fund.

Attorney Lionel H. Sutton III says court-appointed special master Louis J. Freeh failed to identify a single action by Sutton that was not sanctioned under the settlement agreement, challenging Freeh's findings that he may have committed criminal fraud when referring claims to a New...
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