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Gulf Coast businessmen Scott Walker, Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, who is also a Hancock County supervisor, filed the lawsuit in October in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.
A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted pleadings filed against BP before he was appointed.
The company has estimated cleanup costs to be about $1.2 billion, including $227 million on environmental consultants.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resrouces plans to investigate what caused the well to begin leaking uncontrollably, prompting the evacuation of field staff and residents within a 1.5-mile radius.
More than a dozen corporations that face potential liability in the Lac Megantic, Quebec, oil train disaster have agreed to pay over $200 million to the fund.
About 75 workers were transferred to shore from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms.
The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.
The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.
The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.