BP has filed a series of appeals challenging Judge Carl Barbier’s determinations on the company’s liability. Previously, the company appealed Judge Barbier’s Phase One order finding BP grossly negligent for the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig. Now, BP is appealing the federal judge’s ruling in the Phase Two proceedings, which determined the volume of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico at 3.19 million barrels of oil after taking into account 810,000 barrels collected during cleanup. Shortly after Judge Barbier’s ruling in January of this year, BP sought to reduce its maximum civil fine, but Judge Barbier rejected the company’s plea. As it stands, BP could be liable for as much as $13.7 billion in fines under the Clean Water Act.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.