Supreme Court rejects BP’s appeal without ado
Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 10:36 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:17 am
On December 8, the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea made by oil giant BP Plc to reopen a settlement deal made in 2012 that required the company to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to the victims of the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the case of BP Exploration & Production, Inc. v. Lake Eugene Land & Development, Inc., SCOTUSblog reported.
The dismissal was issued without comment or dissent from any of the justices. The case sought to delay lower court actions which would have BP pay over $600 billion for economic damages to claimants who allegedly lack any empirical evidence that the damages incurred by their properties were directly caused by the massive oil spill.
If you are among those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071. We may be able to help you pursue a case against BP for the financial compensation you believe you deserve.