On Friday, a federal judge denied BP’s request to temporarily halt the payments of claims filed under the terms of last year’s settlement stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Though it agreed to the settlement and to the court-appointed claims administrator, BP hoped to suspend further payments amid an investigation into alleged misconduct in the claims process. The Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long continue to help Gulf Coast business owners and property owners affected by the oil spill determine if they are eligible for compensation under the terms of the settlement and, if so, prepare and file their claims. We are currently evaluating potential claims related to:
If you’re a business owner who lost income following the oil spill, or if you suffered property damage or diminution of property value in the wake of the oil spill, please call us at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation. We are proud to help business owners and property owners from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Friday’s decision marked the second time Judge Carl Barbier has denied BP’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop oil spill claim payouts. On Friday, Barbier also ordered a two-week delay to the second phase of a federal trial intended to determine levels of liability for BP and its contractors over the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill. If you’re a Gulf Coast business owner or property owner who has not already filed an oil spill claim and would like to learn if you are eligible to do so under the terms of the BP oil spill settlement, please contact Long & Long for your free case review.