BP has asked the United States Court of Appeals for an injunction, which would stall around $9.2 billion in settlement payouts. BP’s attorney claims that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, the presiding judge, did not allow the court to conduct a proper review of the claims.
BP’s move for an injunction is in opposition to Barbier’s decision to uphold the interpretation of claims administrator, Patrick Juneau. BP accused Juneau of approving “fictitious” economic loss claims, supposedly unrelated to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Last month, the appeals court panel in New Orleans ordered Barbier to determine the valid claims before ordering BP to proceed with settlement payouts.
Consulting legal help is often an effective way to expedite the claims process. The attorneys at Williams Kherkher have been advocating for BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims since 2010. If you are interested in talking to one of our experienced attorneys about a claim or an appeal, call 800-821-1544.