High Court Won't Stay Ruling On BP Blast Plea

Law360 (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by victims of a deadly explosion in 2005 at BP PLC's Texas City, Texas, plant to stay an appellate judge's ruling on whether a $50 million plea is enough for the oil company.

On Wednesday, Justice Antonin Scalia denied the victims' request for a 60-day stay of enforcement of a decision handed down in May by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. That court ruled that a district court had violated the victims' rights by...
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