As a federal judge mulls a proposed settlement that would resolve thousands of claims against BP related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP earlier this week agreed to a $4.5-billion settlement over federal criminal charges stemming from the disaster. While some of the money from the recently announced federal settlement has been allocated to environmental remediation efforts and other programs, it remains to be seen how the money will be divided among Gulf states impacted by the oil spill. BP also faces pending civil penalties for Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act violations. It is not too late to pursue a claim against BP if you suffered business income loss or a diminution of property value related to the 2010 oil spill, which was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long are currently reviewing potential cases associated with:
The time to seek financial compensation related to the oil spill is limited. Please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation as soon as possible if you experienced financial harm or diminished property value due to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.