On Tuesday, BP asked a federal judge to temporarily stop oil spill claims payments made under the terms of a settlement stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP recently appealed the manner in which claims are being calculated and claimed, and former FBI Director Louis Freeh is currently investigating alleged misconduct by a lawyer connected to the court-appointed claims administration program. As the process plays out in court—BP also faces charges of gross negligence in a federal trial over its level of responsibility for the oil spill—the Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long continue to help those who suffered business revenue loss or diminution of property value following the Gulf oil spill. Please call us at 251-432-2277 to speak with one of our knowledgeable oil spill attorneys and learn if you are eligible to file a claim. In Tuesday’s court filing, BP requested that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier temporarily halt oil spill settlement payouts to any Gulf Coast business owners and residents seeking compensation for money lost after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. According to BP’s filing, a stoppage in payments “will eliminate the serious risk of any further irreparable harm to BP while having little negative impact upon the claimants.” Barbier did not immediately rule on BP’s request, but he has previously upheld the terms of the settlement and blocked BP’s arguments over the oil spill claims process. BP, after all, helped craft the settlement and agreed to its terms; it even recommended Patrick Juneau, who was eventually confirmed by Barbier as the court-appointed claims administrator. Our attorneys are here to answer your questions about oil spill claims related to business revenue loss or diminution of property value and help those with eligible claims file the proper documentation under the terms of the settlement. Please contact Long & Long today for your free oil spill claim consultation. Our experienced oil spill attorneys are proud to help clients from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.