5th Circuit Upholds Ruling Finding Deckhand’s Claim To Seafood Fund Untimely

Mealey's (March 9, 2016, 9:13 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on March 8 found no error in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation judge’s ruling denying a motion for an extension of time to submit a claim under the $2.3 billion seafood compensation fund filed by a deckhand of a fishing vessel, holding that the judge did not misapply the language of the settlement agreement (In re: Deepwater Horizon, No. 15-30395, 5th Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document# 08-160311-042Z.)

A panel composed of Fifth Circuit Chief Judge...
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