Late Friday afternoon a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled 2-1 that the historic Settlement Agreement and Class Action Certification involving the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is legal, enforceable and proper.
This comes after months of hollow complaints by BP about the 1,200 page document the company helped author and signed. BP has unfairly attacked the civil justice system of the United States, the Judge overseeing the litigation, the court appointed Claims Administrator tasked with processing claims, and most egregiously, the hard working people and businesses of the Gulf who were devastated by BP’s disaster.
This decision vindicates these parties and further calls into question BP’s motives. Look for more updates soon.