FT: BP trying to remove oil spill claims chief

BP is trying to remove the administrator of compensation payments under its settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, accusing him of a “clear-cut conflict of interest” that he had failed to disclose fully, FT reports.

In a filing to the U.S. court in New Orleans hearing the case over the spill, BP says emails reveal that Patrick Juneau had previously “advocated vigorously on behalf of individual and business claimants seeking compensation from BP for alleged spill-related injuries."

BP has been unhappy with the way Juneau and his team have interpreted the 2012 settlement agreement, arguing that they have been far too lenient in allowing claims for losses.

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  • Grant Payne
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    Fight the good fight, BP.
    2 Sep 2014, 07:06 PM Reply Like
  • Lightshaman
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    This sorry saga goes on and on.....


    BP, in good old British spirit, owned up to the problem and have sought to compensate genuine cases of loss.


    The US justice system and claimants, in good old US spirit, have jumped on the bandwagon and have greedily sought to milk BP for all its worth.


    If there is any genuine justice in the US legal system, and it's doubtful, let it rise above the politics of personal gain and stop the circus.
    BP should pay out the genuine claims, all others should be dismissed - or is judge Berbier looking for re-election?
    3 Sep 2014, 04:23 AM Reply Like
  • spike77
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    The legal attack on BP by the US courts has been nothing less than shameful with many false cases for compensation being waved through. Certainly every international company dealing in the USA has learned a lesson from this, which ultimately be damaging to all future claims against a non-US company.
    3 Sep 2014, 07:27 AM Reply Like
  • JBBanker
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    Good for BP!
    3 Sep 2014, 08:20 AM Reply Like
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