BP oil spill settlement News

BP to Pay Louisiana $58M for Legal Fees, Oil Spill Litigation Cost

BP will reimburse $58.25 million to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office for its expenses, fees and litigation costs tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Advocate reports money was included in BP’s record settlement …

BP’s Oil Spill Settlement with Gulf States, U.S. Tops $20 Billion

The value of BP Plc’s settlement with the U.S. government and five Gulf states over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rose to $20.8 billion in the latest tally of costs from the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement is the …

Injured BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Must Sue for Payments: Judge

BP Plc, having pledged billions of dollars for damages caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, won’t have to make payouts any time soon to more than 95 percent of the workers hurt while cleaning up the mess. …

BP Moves Ahead with Medical Payments Under $9.2B Oil Spill Settlement

BP Plc. won the right to move ahead with implementing the medical-benefits portion of its $9.2 billion settlement of oil spill claims with Gulf Coast residents after an appeals court dismissed the remaining plaintiffs at their request. Several groups of …

BP Oil Spill Settlement Fight Wages On

BP Plc’s $9.2 billion partial settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was upheld by an appeals court over the company’s protest that the deal wasn’t valid unless a claims-payment dispute was resolved in its favor. The U.S. …

BP Seeks Halt to Oil Spill Payments to Seafood Firms, Alleges Attorney Fraud

BP Plc asked a U.S. judge to stop payments in the $2.3 billion seafood-industry portion of its settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill pending an investigation of fraud claims against a plaintiffs’ attorney. BP yesterday also sued …

Anadarko, BP Seek Reversal of Oil Spill Clean Water Act Ruling

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and BP Plc asked an appeals court to throw out a judge’s finding that both companies were liable under the U.S. Clean Water Act for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier …

BP Oil Spill Settlement Opponents Ask Court to Rescind Approval

Opponents of BP Plc’s $9.2 billion partial settlement of private-party claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are set to ask a U.S. appeals court to reverse a judge’s approval of the agreement. The agreement is unfair and …

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, …

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 …