Judge Carl Barbier

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Fire Gulf Oil Spill Claims Chief

BP’s call for the ouster of the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was rejected Monday by a federal judge.

11/10/2014

Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, June 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated.

09/25/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Block New Round Of BP Seafood Payments

A federal judge refused Wednesday to halt payments from a BP fund to compensate deckhands and other seafood workers harmed financially by the 2010 Gulf oil spill, turning back arguments by the oil giant that the payment process was tainted by a Texas lawyer’s alleged fraud.

02/26/2014

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