No. 13-30843.

785 F.3d 986 (2015)

In re DEEPWATER HORIZON Lake Eugenie Land Development, Incorporated; Bon Secour Fisheries, Incorporated; Fort Morgan Realty, Incorporated; LFBP 1, L.L.C., Doing Business as GW Fins; Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours & More, L.L.C.; Zekes Charter Fleet, L.L.C.; William Sellers; Kathleen Irwin; Ronald Lundy; Corliss Gallo; John Tesvich; Michael Guidry, on Behalf of Themselves and all Others Similarly Situated; Henry Hutto; Brad Friloux; Jerry J. Kee, Plaintiffs-Appellees v. BP Exploration & Production, Incorporated; BP America Production Company; BP, P.L.C., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

May 8, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen Jay Herman, Esq. , Soren E. Gisleson, Esq. , Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, James Parkerson Roy , Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, Lafayette, LA, Elizabeth Joan Cabraser , Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, L.L.P., San Francisco, CA, Samuel Issacharoff (argued), New York University School of Law, New York, N.Y., for Plaintiff-Appellees.

Theodore B. Olson , Miguel Angel Estrada , Thomas George Hungar (argued), Scott Payne Martin , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P., Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Sr., Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, L.L.P., Washington, DC, George Howard Brown, Esq. , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P., Palo Alto, CA, Richard Cartier Godfrey, Esq. , James Andrew Langan, Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, L.L.P., Chicago, IL, Don Keller Haycraft , Liskow & Lewis, P.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before BENAVIDES, PRADO, and GRAVES, Circuit Judges.

This action involves the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement ("Settlement Agreement") approved by the district court on December 21, 2012, between Appellants BP Exploration & Production, Inc., BP America Production Company, and BP p.l.c. (collectively, "BP"), and Appellees, the certified...

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