BP Exploration and Production Inc. v. Claimant ID 100281817

(United States Fifth Circuit) – Held that a professional basketball player was not entitled to compensation for his alleged lost earnings resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A player for the New Orleans Hornets (now known as the New Orleans Pelicans) claimed that the spill indirectly impacted his earnings under a previously negotiated contract. On BP’s appeal, the Fifth Circuit overturned the award approved by a settlement claims administrator.