Judge rules in favor of Louisiana and Alabama

Posted on November 16th, 2011 No Comments

Louisiana and Alabama filed complaints against BP in regards to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The judge in the case has ruled in favor of the states, thus allowing them to ask for punitive damages from BP.

These damages may be accessible through maritime law. Some of the already existent laws that were proposed again were thrown out by the federal judge. The Oil Pollution Act can be used as a source to accumulate these punitive damages as well.

The removal of the oil in the states of Louisiana and Alabama should be fully covered by the Oil Pollution Act, according to the judge. When BP was asked to make a statement, they chose to focus solely on the claims the judge denied in the case instead of the ones that he granted.

If you or a loved one has been denied an oil spill claim, please contact the Gulf oil spill denied claims lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.


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