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 Kherkher 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 (888) 220-0640 today.
BP recently asked the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals to conduct a review of the ruling that required the company to pay a multi-billion dollar settlement to BP oil spill claimants.
BP’s attorneys are contesting U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s 2012 ruling, claiming that he approved payment to a “vast number of claimants…without regard to whether the class has been defined to include numerous members with no colorable claims against the defendants”.
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