In a court filing on June 27, BP asked a federal judge to order the return of overpaid funds plus interest from payments made to businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Associated Press reported.
BP said the court should mandate a recalculation of the awards because it was agreed in courts last May that the policy for calculating losses needed to be revised. Meanwhile, BP continues to contest the court’s decision that businesses don’t need to provide proof that they were directly affected by the oil spill in order to get compensation from the company.
The legal process of filing a claim with the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center can be a tedious undertaking. For this reason, you should employ the legal services of our attorneys at Williams Hart, who can help you file a claim or appeal a denied claim. Call our offices today at (713) 352-7071 to discuss your situation.
On Monday, March 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected London-based oil giant BP’s request to deny claims for businesses seeking compensation that weren’t able to prove their economic losses had been directly caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP spokesman and senior vice president Geoff Morrell said the company doesn’t agree with the decision, saying “claimants whose alleged injuries are not traceable to the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill…are not proper class members under the terms of the settlement.”
BP wants to set the settlement cost at the amount that was reached in 2012, which was $7.8 billion. However, the amount has ballooned up to $9.2 billion in recent calculations.
Filing a claim with the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center can be stressful, as many applications have been initially rejected. However, our attorneys at Williams Hart have a great deal of success getting our clients the compensation they deserve and may be able to help you. Talk about filing a claim with our help by calling (713) 352-7071 today.