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BP Must Pay Businesses For Oil Spill Losses, Without Proof of Causation

March 27, 2014

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Oil giant BP must pay businesses who claim, without providing proof, that their losses resulted from the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill, said a divided Fifth Circuit Appeals panel. The ruling vacates an injunction that was to have put payments on hold until the issue was resolved. In the majority 2-1 ruling, Judge Leslie H. Southwick said the settlement doesn’t require claimants to submit proof their  economic losses were a result of the spill, but only that they attest “under penalty of perjury” that it is the case.

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