Times Picayune: BP oil spill claims administrator defends actions in U.S. Supreme Court filing

The Times Picayune reported today that “Lafayette attorney Patrick Juneau is defending his role administering Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing he has “faithfully processed” awards according to rules spelled out in BP’s settlement with business and property owners. BP has blamed Juneau, the court-appointed settlement administrator, for failing to correctly interpret the settlement. In September, the company asked a federal judge to remove Juneau as administrator of damage claims, saying he failed to disclose a conflict of interest. But in an Oct. 3 brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Juneau said he has “done nothing more than follow the express terms” of the agreement, which require businesses prove they lost money during the 2010 oil spill.”

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