BP oil spill claim challenge heard by appeals court
07/08/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
New Orleans – An attorney for BP PLC alleges the company is being forced to pay inflated claims to businesses in connection with a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill legal settlement. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday from Ted Olson asserting that in addition to inflated claims, the oil giant has also been forced to pay “fictitious” ones.
As noted in the report, a lower court refused to block payouts to businesses with claims that they lost money due to the massive oil spill. Attorney Samuel Issacharoff, who represents Gulf Coast residents and businesses stated BP was aware of the terms of the settlement and methods of administering payments.
The settlement was announced last year.
Justice News Flash delivers the latest in New Orleans legal news.
Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Other News / Press Releases
- Missing Marine wife may have been shot, warrant suggests
- Rain halts exhumation of bodies of teenage girls allegedly raped
- Attorneys for restaurant say former mayor should disclose medical details
- Many express confusion over Indiana bicycle laws
- Child migrant surge changes tone of immigration debate
- Casey Kasem’s daughter seeks autopsy in father’s death
- Gay marriage ban void upheld by federal court
- Yellowstone sites closed after hot spot melts road
- Judge allows tenant additional time at ‘Real Housewives’ couples’ home
- Gay marriage approved by judge in Florida Keys