Louis Freeh http://apr.org en Judge Refuses To Suspend BP Settlement Payments http://apr.org/post/judge-refuses-suspend-bp-settlement-payments-0 <p></p><p>A federal judge has rejected BP's latest request to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses while a former FBI director leads an independent investigation of the program, which compensates victims of the company's 2010 oil spill.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's order Wednesday says an internal probe by the claims administrator's office didn't find credible evidence of fraud involving employees of the settlement program's claims center in Mobile, Ala.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:10:33 +0000 The Associated Press 36864 at http://apr.org Judge Refuses To Suspend BP Settlement Payments BP Cites New Fraud Allegations In Spill Settlement http://apr.org/post/bp-cites-new-fraud-allegations-spill-settlement <P>BP says it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents following the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>In a federal court filing Monday, BP renewed its request for a judge to temporarily suspend settlement payments while former FBI Director Louis Freeh leads an independent investigation of the court-supervised settlement program.</P> <P>BP says at least two lawyers who have ruled on appeals of disputed settlement awards were partners at law Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:10:20 +0000 The Associated Press 35454 at http://apr.org BP Cites New Fraud Allegations In Spill Settlement Judge Refuses To Suspend BP Settlement Payments http://apr.org/post/judge-refuses-suspend-bp-settlement-payments <p>A federal judge has rejected BP's request to temporarily halt all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Friday after BP attorneys argued that payments should be suspended while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped administer the multibillion-dollar settlement program.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:54:32 +0000 The Associated Press 34505 at http://apr.org Judge Refuses To Suspend BP Settlement Payments Judge Urged To Let BP Settlement Payments Continue http://apr.org/post/judge-urged-let-bp-settlement-payments-continue <P>A team of plaintiffs' lawyers has urged a federal judge to reject BP's bid to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill.</P> <P>In a court filing Thursday, attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC say the company hasn't provided any evidence that court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau has wrongfully paid any claims.</P> <P>U.S. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:10:17 +0000 The Associated Press 34409 at http://apr.org Judge Urged To Let BP Settlement Payments Continue Ex-FBI Director To Review BP Settlement Program http://apr.org/post/ex-fbi-director-review-bp-settlement-program <p>A federal judge has appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for the court-supervised administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement along with a team of private attorneys.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday naming Freeh a "special master."</p><p>Freeh is a private consultant and recently led a university-sanctioned investigation of the Pennsylvania State University sex abuse scandal.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:16:41 +0000 The Associated Press 33414 at http://apr.org Ex-FBI Director To Review BP Settlement Program