Judge maintains BP claims administrator despite BP’s appeal

United States federal judge Carl Barbier said that he will not remove Patrick Juneau after two years of being the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims administrator, rejecting London-based oil giant BP Plc’s request, Newsweek reported.

According to BP’s lawyers, Juneau should not be working as the oil spill claims administrator because he failed to inform the company that he had already worked on cases involving oil spills in Louisiana. However, Barbier said BP was aware of Juneau’s work history and ruled the company’s arguments “not persuasive,” effectively rejecting BP’s argument that Juneau’s work history perpetuated a conflict of interest.

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