Gulf Oil Spill MDL Judge Lays Out Guidelines For Fairness Hearing

Gulf Oil Spill MDL Judge Lays Out Guidelines For Fairness Hearing

NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over claims arising from the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 11 issued an order providing guidelines for the Nov. 8 fairness hearing for final approval of BP Plc.'s $7.8 billion settlement of economic and property damages and medical benefits claims ((In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, No. 10-md-2179, E.D. La.). Subscribers may view the order available within the full article.

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