Payments related to Gulf spill won't be halted, judge rules

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected BP's bid for a suspension of 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill-related payments while an investigation is conducted into an alleged manipulation of payments by two lawyers who worked for the fund. "BP has not produced any evidence that would warrant the court taking the drastic step of shutting down the entire claims program," Barbier said.

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