Lawyers ask Scalia to throw out BP's bid to stall spill payments

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

Louisiana attorneys today asked Supreme Court Justice Scalia to throw out BP's latest attempt to restore a freeze on oil spill payments, calling BP’s request “buyer’s remorse” for its multibillion-dollar settlement and arguing the company’s claims of fraud are bogus.

BP’s claim that uninjured parties are being compensated is without factual support, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys, writing that “no court has ever made a factual finding that any claim without a traceable injury was deemed eligible for payment.”

Scalia has jurisdiction over certain petitions coming from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but he can also hand the issue to the entire Supreme Court for review.