Federal judge rules BP oil spill victim fund not independent entity

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] on Wednesday ordered [opinion, PDF] the administrator for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) [official website] to refrain from characterizing himself as independent from British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] in communications with victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Citing an intention to facilitate transparency, District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that the…

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