BP’s request to temporary freeze settlement claims gets expedited consideration

London-based oil giant BP Plc won expedited consideration from U.S. Circuit Judge Edith Brown Clement in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 1. BP is seeking to freeze settlement payments of claims relating to economic losses due to the explosion of its 2010 Macondo well in 2010. The company claims that many claims are not directly tied to the oil spill.

According to BP, U.S. District Judge Barbier has refused to heed the appellate court’s previous decision that mandated him to perform a review of which claims should be paid.

BP initially predicted that the economic-loss settlement would total around $7.8 billion. However, as of an October 29 regulatory filing, the settlement amount has reached $9.2 billion.

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