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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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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 […]

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Attorneys and Accountants Representing Clients in BP Settlement Program: Let Us Co-Counsel or Be Your Referral Partner So you Can Move On with Your Business

The BP Settlement Program, which commenced in 2012, was supposed to be straightforward, objective, and transparent.  As it turns out, new policies, increasing document requests, and frequent appeals have complicated the process to the point of frustration for many on the client service side.  In addition, far more advocacy is required for successful claims representation.  […]

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Fifth Circuit Issues Mandate to Lift Stay on BP Claim Payments; Will Not Delay Payments to Deserving Businesses any Further

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a mandate vacating the injunction that imposed a Stay on claim payments back on October 3, 2013.  This came only one day after BP’s motion to keep the Stay in place was denied by the same Court. In a short response, the Fifth Circuit issued this mandate:  […]