Prominent plaintiff attorney backs BP’s bid to remove Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau
As the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments concerning BP’s attempt to remove Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau, prominent plaintiffs’ attorney Daniel Becnel says he backs the oil giant’s position.
Over the past 45 years Becnel has built a thriving plaintiffs’ firm in rural St. John the Baptist Parish and has never been hesitant to go after large corporations with deep pockets. But when it comes to the Deepwater Horizon class action – Becnel was the first to file suit – he says the case has become a “money grab” for all involved. That includes Juneau who, in his position as Claims Administrator, is being paid $3.5 million annually to oversee the settlement process.