Skip to content
Subscriber Only

BP Spill Settlement Approval Appealed by Opt-Out Victims

Thousands of individuals and businesses that sued BP Plc over damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill appealed a judge’s approval of a $7.8 billion class-action settlement.

Brent Coon, a lawyer for plaintiffs who opted out of the settlement, said in a filing yesterday in federal court in New Orleans that he’s appealing the judge’s orders approving the settlement. An attached list names more than 10,000 individuals and businesses who are challenging the accord.