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BP Claims Being Accepted by the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program until June 8, 2015

 Eligible Businesses Should Be Evaluated Before the Deadline Passes The BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program is working steadily to pay all valid claims.  After the U.S. Supreme Court denied BP’s appeal questioning the validity of the Settlement Program in December, the Claims Center has been steadily pushing forward.   The ruling also triggered the claim deadline, […]

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BP’s Recklessness Was the Cause of the Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules

Presiding District Court Judge Carl Barber ruled today that BP’s gross negligence and willful misconduct led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.  With this ruling, BP now faces enhanced civil penalties under the Clean Water Act, which could reach $18 billion. In his 153-page ruling, Judge Barbier said BP made “profit-driven decisions” during the […]

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Fifth Circuit Issues Mandate to Lift Stay on BP Claim Payments; Will Not Delay Payments to Deserving Businesses any Further

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a mandate vacating the injunction that imposed a Stay on claim payments back on October 3, 2013.  This came only one day after BP’s motion to keep the Stay in place was denied by the same Court. In a short response, the Fifth Circuit issued this mandate:  […]

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Second Federal Appeals Court Affirms BP Settlement Program, Said Injunction on Payments Should Be Lifted

Orlando, FL – (March 3, 2014) — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Louisiana today ruled against BP in its bid to try and stop or severely change the terms of the Deepwater Horizon Court-supervised Settlement Program.  The Appeals panel agreed by a 2-1 vote in support of presiding Federal Court Judge Carl […]