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BP settlement is ‘Christmas in July’ for Coast cities, counties, schools and attorneys

Federal District Judge Carl Barbier on Monday approved BP’s $1 billion settlement with cities, counties and school districts and ordered that all payments be made within 30 days. Sun Herald (MS)  / “It’s Christmas in July,” said Alan Dedeaux, superintendent of Hancock County School District, which will receive $500,000. The district hasn’t yet decided how […]

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BP Claims Being Accepted by the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program until June 8, 2015

 Eligible Businesses Should Be Evaluated Before the Deadline Passes The BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program is working steadily to pay all valid claims.  After the U.S. Supreme Court denied BP’s appeal questioning the validity of the Settlement Program in December, the Claims Center has been steadily pushing forward.   The ruling also triggered the claim deadline, […]

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Audit: Vast Majority of BP Oil Spill Claims Payments Are Correct

Last week, results of a third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program were released which showed the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. According to the Times-Picayune, the audit concluded the program is “well-designed and appropriate” and made no major recommendations for improvement. In its attempts to degrade the Program and those who take […]