On Tuesday, a federal appeals court agreed to expedite a hearing over whether the allocation of claims from BP’s settlement with class-action plaintiffs stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being properly handled. BP has objected to the court-appointed administrator’s interpretation of the settlement in the calculation of some claims and alleges that many claims are frivolous or fictitious. The appeal came after a federal judge disagreed with BP’s contention; the case could be heard before the end of May, although the court also denied BP’s request to temporarily stop settlement payouts. BP is still embroiled in a civil trial related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which is the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Meanwhile, the Mobile attorneys at Long & Long continue to help business and property owners from Alabama and other Gulf states affected by the disaster pursue compensation for income loss and property damage. Our lawyers have extensive experience with oil spill claims, and we are currently evaluating claims from those who experienced loss of revenue or diminution of property value after the spill. For additional information on claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please see our individual pages:
- Oil spill income loss
- Oil spill diminution of property value or loss of property use
- Vessels of Opportunity (VOO)
The timeframe for business and property owners from the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas to file a claim under the settlement is limited. If you suffered income loss or diminution of property value after the oil spill, please contact Long & Long online or call 251-432-2277 to arrange your free consultation.