BP Loses Bid For Further Oversight Of Deepwater Claims

Law360, Washington (March 11, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The Louisiana federal judge overseeing the sprawling Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation on Tuesday denied BP PLC’s bid for additional oversight of the claims center overseeing an estimated $9.2 billion settlement, despite the company’s argument that a report into alleged misconduct at the center was insufficient.

In a concise order that did not list his reasoning, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier rejected BP’s call to adopt several recommendations that it had claimed would serve as a “necessary starting point” to ensure the integrity of the court-supervised...
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