A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by BP to halt the payment of potentially billions of dollars in settlement claims related to economic losses stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP is currently engaged in a civil trial related to the matter. BP previously agreed to settle tens of thousands of claims with individuals and businesses who suffered economic losses in the wake of the oil spill. BP objected to the court-appointed claims administrator’s interpretation of the settlement terms and asked a federal judge to dismiss the administrator and stop the payout of further claims; U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier denied BP’s motion. Business owners and property owners from the Gulf Coast regions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas who lost income or experienced diminution of property value after the oil spill may be able to seek compensation under the terms of the settlement. The Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long are currently evaluating claims related to:
We are also helping boat owners and operators who participated in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program but were not properly compensated for their roles. If you suffered income loss or diminution of property value following the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our Mobile oil spill attorneys welcome clients from the Gulf Coast regions of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.