Archive | December, 2013
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Second Study Confirms BP Spill Responsible for Dolphin Deaths

Another study has been released confirming that the 2010 oil spill is responsible for the increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf. U.S. scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have confirmed that dolphins suffering from lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health issues are consistent with exposure to oil. Lori Schwake, lead […]

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BP Settlement Program Timeline for Compensation of Claims

• Early March 2012 – BP and the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee reach a negotiated settlement which, with court approval, will become the Deepwater Horizon Court-supervised Settlement Program (“DHCSSP”). Once approved, BP will terminate the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (“GCCF”), BP’s own claims center which had operated for nearly two years and paid out billions of […]

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BP’s Back-Pedaling and ‘Woe is Me’ Tactics Reach New Low in Campaign to Cheat the True Victims of Oil Disaster

BP’s misinformation campaign has taken “twisting the facts to suit one’s needs” to a whole new level. The corporate giant is now cherry-picking claims that were paid per the very formulas BP stated should govern the Settlement Program, and claiming now that such payments were inappropriate and that such claimants were undeserving of the monies […]

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While Settlement Framework is Solid, Appeals Court Asks Presiding Judge to Broaden Policy Review

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a clarifying Order yesterday, directing Judge Barbier to broaden his review on remand to include the “causation” provision of the BP Settlement Agreement as he considers what “policy changes”, if any, should be made to the Settlement Program. The appellate court ruling essentially states that the District Court […]