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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 […]

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BP Oil-Spill Settlement Approval Upheld by Appeals Court

Bloomberg-Approval of BP Plc (BP/)’s $9.2 billion partial settlement of private-party claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was upheld by a U.S. appeals court. Objectors said the settlement was unfair and couldn’t be approved because it inconsistently compensated victims with the same types of economic injuries. London-based BP asked the court to […]

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Second Study Confirms BP Spill Responsible for Dolphin Deaths

Another study has been released confirming that the 2010 oil spill is responsible for the increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf. U.S. scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have confirmed that dolphins suffering from lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health issues are consistent with exposure to oil. Lori Schwake, lead […]