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Claims administrator in oil spill case gets subpoena power

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of claims arising from a settlement over economic damages caused by the 2010 BP oil spill has been granted subpoena power. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (BAHR’-bee-aye) on Wednesday granted a motion seeking subpoena power by administrator Patrick Juneau. Juneau filed the motion last week. It noted that the power to investigate possibly fraudulent claims ...

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$5 billion in BP oil spill settlement payments so far

Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in London July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

NEW ORLEANS — The man who oversees settlement payments to people and businesses claiming economic losses as a result of BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says more than $5 billion has been paid out. Patrick Juneau announced the milestone in a Wednesday news release, five days ahead of the disaster’s fifth anniversary. The money is being disbursed under ...

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BP appeal seeks ouster of claims administrator


NEW ORLEANS — BP is trying again to force the ouster of the administrator of claims arising from a settlement reached with businesses claiming economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP argues that Patrick Juneau has mismanaged the settlement program and that he had a conflict of interest that he didn’t disclose when he was appointed ...

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Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly


NEW ORLEANS  — A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey LLP, concluded the program is “well-designed and appropriate” and made no major recommendations for improvement. NOLA.com/The Times Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1vir0dv) claims administrator Patrick Juneau released the audit on Tuesday. The audit ...

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