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5th Circuit Majority Says It Lacks Jurisdiction Over BP’s Settlement Appeal

Mealey's (July 23, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A 2-1 panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 16 that it does not have jurisdiction under the collateral order doctrine to review BP Exploration & Production Inc.’s appeal of a federal judge in Louisiana’s decision to bar the company and plaintiffs from viewing information related to a claim submitted to the Business and Economic Loss settlement program until after an eligibility ruling has been reached by the claims administrator (In re: Deepwater Horizon, No. 14-30823, 5th Cir.)....
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