Judge denies BP appeal over Gulf spill payouts

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April 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied on Friday a request by BP Plc to stop payouts to individuals and businesses under a compensation settlement reached last year by the oil company for claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

On March 5, Judge Carl Barbier upheld the way the compensation was being paid out, although BP later insisted some of the claims were "fictitious" and "absurd."

"I see no basis on which I would consider changing my view of that order," Barbier told the New Orleans court on Friday, referring to his decision last month.

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IronicSarcasm wrote:
BP initially said they were willing to pay for every claim made regarding the damage they’ve inflicted on the Gulf and now they’re fighting for every nickle and dime despite the fact they make more money every month than they’ll ever pay out for having permenantly trashed the Gulf of Mexico and the lives of millions of honest people.

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