BP wanted its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge says the oil giant must stick by an agreement with companies that got payouts after claiming the 2010 Gulf oil spill hurt their business.
BP argued Wednesday that a flawed funding formula in the settlement is giving money to businesses for questionable claims, and they should be forced to return it.
But U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier says a deal is a deal. Barbier had ordered the formula changed several weeks ago
A state judge in Lafayette has ruled that Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
It was Judge Edward Rubin's second ruling that Angela Costanza of Broussard may adopt partner Chasity Brewer's son and be listed as a parent on his birth certificate. The two were married in California, and the suit says that marriage should be recognized.
Rubin's ruling in February was overturned by a state appeal court.
Brewer says she's been told Monday's ruling will be released after it's rewritten to remove the child's name.
The heirs of philanthropist Edward Wisner have lost their latest courtroom fight against Mayor Landrieu.
The Wisner heirs had sought to continue financial control of the Wisner Donation Fund, an almost 100-year-old trust that manages 52,000 acres of coastline in Jefferson, Lafourche and St. John parishes.
Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 12:04 am
Back in school, did you ever fudge the spacing on a report to meet the teacher's page-length requirement? Lawyers representing oil company BP tried something similar in a recent court filing connected to the company's 2010 drilling rig accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.