NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation in Louisiana for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico jointly filed for preliminary court approval for two separate class settlement agreements on April 18; one resolving certain economic and property damage claims and one resolving certain medical claims stemming from the cleanup response effort (In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, MDL 2179, No. 10-md-2179, E.D. La.). See prior history, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44604, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23531 and 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44604. Subscribers may view the joint motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement and proposed medical benefits available within the full update.