BP’s requests to suspend Oil Spill payments denied by Judge Barbier

Over the past month, BP has been using the media and “scare tactics” to try to delay paying out BP claims. On Friday, July 19, the Honorable Judge Carl Barbier rejected BP’s requests, saying that there was no evidence determining that the “mass of claims” was not being assessed properly. Judge Barbier stated, “BP has not produced any evidence that would warrant the court taking the drastic step of shutting down the entire claims program.”

Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards attorney Jim Roy serves as Co-Lead Class Counsel and Co-Liaison Counsel in the massive MDL 2179 BP Oil Spill/Deepwater Horizon litigation. Roy reminds claimants that the settlement was the result of lengthy negotiation, and that the formulas used to determine causation and damages under the settlement were “negotiated at length by the Parties’ counsel, assisted and informed by experts and colleagues with specialized knowledge of various aspects of the litigation and the array of claims categories.”

Read our firm’s letter about the truth of the BP settlement.