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Victims’ lawyers challenge BP’s effort to block payments

Attorneys for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill say a
judge should deny BP's latest effort to halt payments from its
multibillion-dollar class action settlement because the company has
failed to show that any claim has been calculated or paid improperly.

                       

A lawyer for the claims
administrator also filed court papers dismissing as "baseless" BP's
allegations of improprieties in the claims process.

 

                       

In a filing in federal court
in New Orleans on Sunday, the lead plaintiffs' attorneys asked U.S.
District Judge Carl Barbier to toss BP's request for an injunction.
Barbier has denied several previous such requests by BP.

                       

The court filing includes a
copy of a recent letter from an investigator for claims administrator
Patrick Juneau that says he found no evidence of misconduct by an
employee of a claimant assistance center in Mobile, Ala.

                       

The letter also  says there were discrepancies in the information provided by an informant that prompted the inquiry.

                       

A lawyer for Juneau added in a court filing Monday that BP's allegations aren't based on fact.

                       

"Its repeated attacks  on
Mr. Juneau and his office are not only specious but appear to have a
purpose of interfering with Mr. Juneau's ability to perform his
court-appointed duties," Juneau's lawyer wrote.

                       

BP set up a hot line for
people to report potential fraud in the claims process and has been
passing along the tips it receives to the claims administrator's office.

                       

BP, meanwhile, is awaiting a
ruling from a federal appeals court on its challenge of  the way Juneau
is calculating claims payments to businesses that report economic
losses from the spill off Louisiana.

Attorneys for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill say a
judge should deny BP's latest effort to halt payments from its
multibillion-dollar class action settlement because the company has
failed to show that any claim has been calculated or paid improperly.

                       

Souce: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Victims-lawyers-challenge-BP-s-effort-to-block-4763003.php?t=e6718839f9

                       

 

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