As the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans considers BP’s appeal of the manner in which claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are being paid under last year’s class action settlement (the company alleges many claims are inflated or fictitious), it’s important to remember that attorneys for the oil giant were involved in establishing and agreed to the terms of that settlement. At the current pace of claims approvals, BP would eventually pay more than double the amount it initially estimated. A recent piece in the Financial Times details how BP exposed itself to the very types of claims it is now hoping an appellate court will strike down, despite the fact that a lower court has previously upheld the manner in which claims are calculated and approved. Meanwhile, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to help business owners and property owners from Gulf states including Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana prepare and file BP oil spill claims related to:
If you have not already filed a claim for damages suffered in the aftermath of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill and would like to learn if you’re eligible, please contact Long & Long online or call us at 251-432-2277 for your free case evaluation.