BP objects to $7.8 billion settlement deal for Gulf Coast residents and businesses
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 3:31 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:10 am
On Monday, November 4, London-based BP (formerly known as British Petroleum), Gulf Coast residents, and businesses faced off at the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear BP’s objections to the $7.8-billion dollar deal that was supposed to pay residents and businesses for the damages caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP is anxious about the possibility that it might be paying out inflated or fake claims by fraudulent businesses since claims administrator Patrick Juneau allowed businesses to modify how they calculate the actual amount for lost profits in January.
As of Friday, November 1, BP has already paid an estimated $3.7 billion to around 38,000 people and businesses. It has yet to agree to a specific amount of business payouts as of recent developments.
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