Predictably, BP has continued its unprecedented efforts to torpedo its own settlement by seeking en banc review of the Fifth Circuit’s Economic Settlement class certification order rendered last month. All the more bizarre is the fact that BP was emphatically supporting the Settlement just a little more than a year ago in open court, and for all the world to see. The company never actually objected to or appealed the class certification of the Economic Settlement and now it wants what it agreed to changed. That’s a telling indictment of the oil giant’s recent conduct.
While it’s elementary that a party cannot appeal an issue it failed to object to, that doesn’t seem to bother BP. Apparently the oil giant has no regard for the rule of law and doesn’t care how it conducts its affairs. Since BP has the legal releases it wants, the company does not want to pay another dollar unless it is forced to by the courts. We believe the decision by Judge Davis of the Fifth Circuit was the right one.
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