5th Circuit Affirms Ruling Denying Man’s Attempt To Opt Out Of BP Settlement

Mealey's (April 7, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Louisiana’s did not abuse his discretion when finding that a motion to sever was not an adequate means for man who allegedly sustained injuries while fighting fires that occurred after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 to opt out of a settlement offered by BP Exploration and Production, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled April 6 (In re: Deepwater Horizon: Seacor Holdings v. Duwayne Mason, No. 15-30597, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S....
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