BP seeks Gulf settlement payback

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Ships skim oil from the water near the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2010. NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to get back some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

After the 2012 settlement was approved, BP argued that the claims administrator had not been correctly matching businesses’ revenues and expenses, resulting in overpayments. A court eventually ordered a new calculation method […]