The BP Claim Appeal Panel Decision Library found at our sister-site, The Tampa Legal Examiner, has been updated to reflect the latest decisions from various Appeal Panelists as they relate to Business Economic Loss (BEL) claims under the BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement Agreement. The library includes many of the most important decisions, crossed referenced to one another, as well as applicable Settlement Agreement Exhibits, Claims Administration Policies, and related Appeal Panel and Court Orders.
Each appeal decision is categorized to reflect the major issues in dispute. This allows Deepwater Horizon claim practitioners to easily identify potentially precedential decisions that could impact their clients’ claims. Categories include:
- NAICS Code Assignment
- Tourism Designation
- Fixed v. Variable Costs
- Revenue Recognition
- Discretionary Review Decisions (as well as those reversed after Discretionary Review)
While not every appeal panel decision is included in this library, many (possibly most) are. It is our intention to update the library when decisions are issued which impact a majority of claimants.
As a plaintiff attorney, Tom Young has been at the forefront of some of the Nation's worst disasters. In 2015, he was judicially appointed to represent over 200,000 plaintiffs in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.24 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton and rig owner Transocean. Currently, he's focused on representing numerous communities across the country that have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic and are now seeking damages from drug manufacturers and distributors.