It's been five months since the Justice Department announced a $50 million settlement with oil giant BP over a 2005 Texas refinery blast that killed 15 workers and injured 173 others. But the settlement remains stalled as both the 5th Circuit and Congress look into the deal. The victims' families and lawyers have asked the 5th Circuit to review whether prosecutors stepped on victims' rights during negotiations, and Congress is pushing Justice to explain why it only went after a fourth-tier BP subsidiary.
BP's $50M Settlement With DOJ Stalls as Congress, 5th Circuit Scrutinize Deal
March 25, 2008