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Federal judge denies BP’s request to pause payments

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:23 pm by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:12 am    

On Wednesday, February 26 U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood workers. BP wanted the payments suspended after suspecting Mikal Watts, the lawyer representing seafood workers, of committing fraud.

Attorneys for BP contested that the $2.3 billion oil spill seafood compensation fund was inflated. The claim was dismissed because BP’s attorneys couldn’t verify that Watts committed fraud.

A total of $1 billion from the fund has already been distributed.

If you are having trouble collecting compensation from your BP oil spill claim, the attorneys at Williams Hart could help you collect. Call (713) 352-7071 to speak with a member of our skilled legal team today.

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