Five years ago today a massive explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon platform fifty miles off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames shooting into the air, taking the lives of eleven men, and ultimately dumping 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. The days and weeks after the spill consisted of […]
The BP Settlement Program is moving at an increasing pace now that all legal obstacles have been removed and the Claims Administrator has a job to complete. But, the deadline to file a claim is June 8, 2015, so there is only limited time for businesses to be evaluated before it’s too late. To date, […]
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, […]
With no other legal options, BP has no choice but to live up to its promises and compensate financial victims with proven losses in the Gulf Coast region.
More than four years after the BP oil spill, the full extent of the impact is still unknown. That’s because environmental experts are still uncovering damage. Just last month, a massive tar mat, measuring 32 feet long and 9 feet wide, was discovered off of Gulf Islands National Seashore’s Fort Pickens Beach. Florida Panhandle officials […]
Almost a month ago, on May 28th, 2014 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Mandate directing that the Stay on payments to businesses under the BP class action Settlement Program be vacated. Since that time, the Program, administered by Court-appointed Administrator Patrick Juneau, has steadily begun to make offers and pay claims to […]
(Source: Bloomberg News) BP Plc (BP/) faces billions of dollars in additional payments after failing again to convince an appeals court that the company is being forced to pay claims that aren’t directly related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision leaves BP with two options — pay claims the company has […]
We are often asked if April 22nd is the “final” deadline to file a BP claim with the Settlement Program, and, for businesses considering filing a claim to protect their rights, my answer is simple: file immediately, and assume April 22nd is the “latest” or “final” deadline. For almost two years now, April 22, 2014 […]