BP attempts to stall settlement payouts
Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
After the Deepwater Horizon spill settlement amount ballooned from $7.8 billion to $9.4 billion, BP’s lawyers have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for a stay on their settlement payouts. BP’s lawyers claimed that Judge Carl Barbier didn’t review all of the spill claims thoroughly enough.
Additionally, BP’s legal team accused Patrick Juneau, the claims administrator, of approving fraudulent business and residential damage claims.
BP’s accusations have caused some frustration in the court. Judge Barbier said that he is “deeply disappointed” with BP’s legal team for trying to undermine his credibility. Judge Barbier also mentioned that BP’s actions attempt to undercut the court’s authority.
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