On December 8, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear BP’s challenge to the massive settlement stemming from the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
After winning preliminary court approval in May, it seemed as though British Petroleum’s (BP) proposed $7.8 billion settlement with victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill would be finalized. That is, until the Department of Justice (DOJ) stepped in.
Last month, it appeared that one chapter in the BP oil spill saga was ending, when the petroleum giant agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement with businesses and individuals affected by the 2010 spill. Last Friday, however, the Attorney General for the state of Florida asked a federal court to...