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  • retiredbill retiredbill Mar 18, 2014 11:23 AM Flag

    BP asks full 5th Circuit to hear causation appeal

    March 17, 2014
    BP asks full 5th Circuit to hear causation appeal

    Google the header.............

    ** - BP asked Monday for the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its argument that businesses seeking compensation for oil spill losses should have to prove those losses came from the effects of the spill, and not from some other factor. **

    If this doesn`t work, to the Surpreme Court!


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    • So, Mr. Bill. The supreme court? How about the court of public opinion? Personally, I have posted messages of anti-BP rhetoric throughout Seeking Alpha and other Yahoo finance boards. How do you ever expect BP to grow when they have already lost in the court of Vikki? Huh? Got an answer? While I am not an investor I am very very intelligent. You know it. My many many readers follow everything I post. I have planted many trees, more than most people. Come over to the side of Vikki and be rewarded in ways you never dreamed of. See you in court. I rule.

      I now consider this matter closed.

      So there.


    • Good catch, Bill. Regarding SCOTUS, BP's initial challenge will be getting that Court to accept the issue for hearing in the first place, but since its lead appellate lawyer is a former Solicitor General, he surely has a good sense of how to maximize the chance of that happening. Meanwhile, I'm wondering what happens if the company doesn't like the trial judge's forthcoming ruling on the CWA fine, or the 5th Circuit's ruling on the inevitable appeal from that decision (which strikes me as presenting a bigger economic swing for BP than the uncapped BEL settlement does), I wonder how many appeals from the "In Re: Deepwater Horizon" litigation SCOTUS will entertain.

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      • An interesting brief was filed yesterday by plaintiffs counsel in the settlement cases. They allege BP has been violating the confidentiality provisions of the Agreement from nearly the start of the process by gathering data on claimants outside the process that they were not supposed to be obtaining. Personal data, social sec #s, credit backround, etc.

        I'm not sure if there's any specific remedy or punishment that will result. But from my thinking, this might hurt BP's future appeal arguments where they say they were caught off guard and surprised to learn these claimants actually had no connection to the oil spill, when BP was data mining the claimants from day one!!

        Here's an idea for a new BP billboard: BP, making the NSA jealous.

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