Lafayette may hire law firm to handle BP settlement negotiation

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — The Lafayette Consolidated Government may hire a New Orleans law firm to handle negotiations for a settlement payment from BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Several public entities in the state already have reached settlement agreements, but Lafayette’s claim for a share of the BP pie has yet to be resolved. The city-parish filed a claim in 2013.

Lafayette officials have declined to talk about how much money they are seeking or any aspect of the negotiations — including how it will be spent.City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux tells The Advocate ( http://bit.ly/1MAx48n […]