A federal judge in New Orleans postponed the start date for the trial related to claims stemming from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in order to avoid possible disruptions from the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. The BP oil spill trial date will begin Feb. 25 instead of Jan. 14. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 3 at New Orleans’ Superdome, and Mardi Gras kicks off Feb. 12 with parades beginning weeks earlier. U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier held firm on the Nov. 1 deadline for businesses and individuals harmed by the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history to opt out of the multibillion-dollar settlement tentatively agreed upon by BP and a group of plaintiffs’ attorneys. He also refused to postpone the Nov. 8 fairness hearing on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long are reviewing claims related to the disaster. Time to join the settlement is limited, and you should contact us immediately if you:
- Suffered income loss of more than $300,000 in gross revenue due to the spill
- Experienced diminished property value caused by the oil spill
- Were not properly compensated for your role in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program
If you suffered financial harm due to the 2010 BP oil spill, please contact Long & Long to schedule your free case consultation.