BP Steps Up Legal Assault on Gulf Spill Settlement Administrator


Barrett, Paul M. [2014], “BP Steps Up Legal Assault on Gulf Spill Settlement Administrator”, Business Week, New York, 03 de noviembre, http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-11-03/bp-steps-up-legal-assaul...

Business Week
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Lunes, Noviembre 3, 2014
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BP has produced more evidence of alleged conflicts of interest swirling around the court-appointed Louisiana lawyer who's handing out billions of settlement dollars related to the company's 2010 oil spill. The lawyer, Patrick Juneau of Lafayette, LA, counters that BP is feigning outrage to arrest a claims-payment process that's proving more expensive than anticipated. The Juneau-supervised claims process didn't go as BP expected. As BP's estimate of its potential settlement bill exceeded $9 billion and continued growing, the company went back to Judge Barbier complaining of a rip-off. BP said Juneau was approving inflated and even "fictitious" claims