BP Can't Nix Deepwater Rescuer's $2.7M Settlement

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 6:54 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge overseeing the BP Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation on Friday upheld a $2.7 million settlement award to a Tidewater Marine LLC seaman for trauma from rescuing survivors of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, finding a disputed settlement agreement is binding.

Judge Carl Barbier denied BP PLC’s motion for summary judgment in a case attempting to show a settlement agreement for $2,698,095 with Elton Johnson was not enforceable because the agreement was never finalized after BP obtained evidence it argues shows Johnson’s claimed injuries...
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