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GULF OIL SPILL-CLAIMS
BP wants $7.9 million claim for law firm disallowed, citing former FBI director's report
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 7:03 PM EST
BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a $7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm.
Freeh was appointed last year to investigate the claims process.
In a report last September, Freeh said he found evidence that attorney Jon Andry and others tried to corrupt the settlement process, using a lawyer on the staff of claims administrator Patrick Juneau.
Andry's lawyers have denied he did anything wrong. And they have questioned Freeh's impartiality. They note Freeh's acknowledged partnership at a law firm working on an unrelated case with lawyers for a firm representing BP.
Freeh re-asserted his allegations in his own filing Friday.