Court rejects BP request to delay spill payments during appeal

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

BP's request to extend a stay on payments to businesses that can’t directly prove they were damaged by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, while the company seeks a review of disputed payments by the Supreme Court, was rejected today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

A week ago, the same court refused to reconsider its earlier rejection of BP’s complaint that its claims administrator was misinterpreting the spill settlement and approving hundreds of millions of dollars in “fictitious” claims.