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BP Exploration and Production Inc. v. Claimant ID 100281817, 18-30394

Held that a professional basketball player was not entitled to compensation for his alleged lost earnings resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A player for the New Orleans Hornets (now known as the New Orleans Pelicans) claimed that the spill indirectly impacted his earnings under a previously negotiated contract. On BP's appeal, the Fifth Circuit overturned the award approved by a settlement claims administrator.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/03/20

Judges

  • Oldham

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel