BP asks for appeals hearing on settlement ruling

London-based oil giant BP Plc argued in a court filing on Tuesday, January 21 with the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals that it had made a mistake on January 10 when it upheld U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s approval of a million-dollar settlement to pay the victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as compensation for the losses of their homes and/or businesses.

The settlement doesn’t have a cap, although previously it had been set by BP at $7.8 billion.

It was BP’s earlier contention that Barbier and claims administrator Patrick Juneau had not set clear standards to determine qualified claimants, forcing BP to shell out millions of dollars to pay businesses and individuals who weren’t directly affected by the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drill platform, which caused the oil spill.

Our attorneys at Williams Kherkher have the skills, experience, and knowledge to help people seeking compensation from the BP oil settlement to successfully file appeals. To discuss your situation and find out more about us and how we can help, call 800-821-1544.