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December 29, 2014

BP Asks Federal Appeals Court to Remove Gulf Oil Spill Administrator

BP is continuing its efforts to remove the Gulf Oil Spill claims administrator, this time asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to remove Administrator Patrick Juneau, reports the Associated Press.

The company submitted a 75-page brief to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which contends Juneau “had secretly drafted court papers filed against BP before he was appointed claims administrator.” The brief asks the court to overturn U.S. District Judge Patrick Barbier’s November decision rejecting the oil giant’s arguments.

“BP presented the District Court with extensive, recently uncovered evidence that Mr. Juneau actively advocated against BP’s interests and litigated against BP in this very case as part of his work for the state of Louisiana in 2010 and 2011,” said BP in a statement. “That work is a clear and serious conflict of interest — one that Mr. Juneau failed to disclose properly and that disqualifies him from serving as Claims Administrator.”

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