Judge rejects BP's latest bid to stop settlement payments

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

A federal judge denies BP’s (BP +1.7%) latest request for an injunction to halt payments from its multibillion-dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The judge's order says an internal probe by the claims administrator's office didn't find credible evidence of fraud involving employees of the settlement program's claims center in Mobile, Ala.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors charge seven Hooters employees for fraudulent oil spill claims.