On March 6, 2015, BP withdrew its appeal urging the discharge of the court-appointed Claims Administrator who evaluates all claims filed by those seeking to recover economic losses suffered as a result of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As a result, the courts will not issue a decision regarding whether the Administrator should be disqualified from his position due to conflicts of interest. In December 2014, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, urging that the Administrator be removed from office because he failed to disclose that, prior to his appointment, he undertook extensive legal work on behalf of Louisiana in connection with oil-spill-related litigation, work that was directly adverse to the interests of the defendant oil companies. WLF argued that removal was required under a federal statute that mandates disqualification of a judicial officer “in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”