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Hoodwinked: What BP Says v. What BP Means

Apparently the British are known for saying one thing while meaning another. That tendency may help explain British Petroleum’s complete position reversal over the past twelve months with regard to the Settlement Agreement the company itself authored. The Agreement was meant to compensate businesses negatively impacted by BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Now the company wishes [...]
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Judge Barbier Rejects BP’s Attempt to Rewrite Settlement Agreement

You may have seen reports in the media suggesting that Federal District Court Judge Carl Barbier, the trial court judge overseeing the BP Deepwater Horizon civil litigation, has decided that claimants need not provide evidence of spill related losses in order to recover. Such reports are misleading. In fact, the Settlement Agreement, authored and signed by [...]
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