BP oil spill claims News

Florida Study Finds Recreational Fishermen Lost $585M in Gulf Oil Spill

Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study. …

BP Wants Business to Repay ‘Windfall’ Oil Spill Claim Overayments

BP Plc has asked a U.S. judge to direct what it called a “vast number” of businesses to repay hundreds of millions of dollars it says were wrongly awarded as compensation on claims stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico …

Judge Orders BP Claimant, Lawyers to Return $357K Award

A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that a $357,000 payment in a damage claim from the 2010 BP oil spill must be repaid because the claim was fraudulent. The claim had been made by Casey Thonn for seafood …

Claims, Oil and Resentments Linger Four Years After BP Oil Spill

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last …

Appeals Court to Fast-Track BP’s Bid to Halt Gulf Oil Spill Payments

BP Plc’s bid to block economic-loss payments tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill unless the claims can be directly linked to the disaster won fast-track consideration by an appeals court. The London-based company said last week that …

Court Grants BP Review of Disputed Claims Paid to Gulf Oil Spill Victims

BP Plc persuaded an appeals court to order a re-examination of key terms of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil-spill settlement that the company said could have cost it billions of dollars in improper payouts. BP said the program’s administrator, …

BP Opposes Using Spill Settlement to Pay Drilling Moratorium Losses

BP Plc’s oil-spill claims administrator shouldn’t be allowed to extend a settlement to cover the claims of losses caused by the Obama administration’s deep-water drilling ban, the company told a court. Lawyers for businesses claiming harm from the 2010 spill …

Probe Clears BP Oil Spill Claims Chief But Finds Staff Misconduct

An investigation led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh cleared the BP claims administrator of misconduct in handling settlement payouts from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, but found some of his staff took kickbacks …

BP Oil Spill Claims Deadline Likely to Be Extended

The April 2014 deadline for compensation claims against BP over its U.S. oil spill is almost certain to be extended, say both side of the legal settlement that governs payouts, possibly into 2015. The last date for claims, part of …

BP Ordered to Pay $130M Operating Costs of Gulf Oil Spill Claims Program

BP Plc must pay $130 million to a court-appointed administrator overseeing payments to thousands of people who claimed they were hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday, in a fresh legal setback …