BP oil spill settlement moves forward

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier preliminarily approved a settlement against BP for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. He will hold a further hearing on November 8 before giving his final approval on the matter.

BP estimates that the proposed settlement will cost the company $7.8 billion. Over 100,000 claims have been filed against BP for various economic losses sustained by people in the area affected by the spill.

The class-action settlement does not include federal or state claims against the company, which are more concerned with the environmental impact of the spill.

If you have suffered losses as a result of the Gulf oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill claims attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

Shrimp processors protest BP settlement terms

Members of the American Shrimp Processors Association have requested a federal judge to delay his decision on a $2.3 billion settlement with BP for economic damages following the Gulf oil spill. The shrimp processors feel that they are unfairly excluded from the settlement.

The settlement is meant for seafood-related claims. The shrimp processors argue that they play a very important role in the industry and have suffered losses equal to those of shrimping boats that are included in the settlement.

BP will be paying out more than $7 billion to businesses and other groups who suffered adverse effects as a result of its disastrous 2010 oil spill.

If you have suffered economic losses as a direct result of BP’s oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill claims attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

Proposed plan given for $7.8 billion BP Gulf oil spill

Officials with BP along with attorneys representing plaintiffs in the case have proposed a plan to discuss the terms of the $7.8 billion Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that caused an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

This plan will resolve the billions of dollars in order to pay out the private party claims that includes more than 100,000 individuals and businesses.

This plan does not resolve the lawsuits that were brought against BP from Gulf states or the federal government. A conference has been set up from May 3 in order to discuss the claims that have not been covered by this plan.

If you or a loved one was denied a claim in the Gulf Oil spill, you need representation on your side during this time that may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Gulf oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

BP claims that oil spill was smaller than U.S. officials proposed

BP Plc has recently accused federal officials of withholding evidence that would prove that the oil spill leaked fewer barrels of oil into the ocean than U.S. officials have stated.

BP has stated that the government did not show evidence that would prove that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was less than the 4.9 billion barrels, which was the number estimated by the government.

The exact amount of the oil spilled is important because the fines that the company must pay under the Clean Water Act depend on the size of the spill. With this current estimation, BP could pay up to $17.6 million. BP claimed that there are over 10,000 documents in the government’s possession that they need to turn over because the “appear to relate to flow rate issues.

If you or a loved one has been denied an oil spill claim after your way of life was obstructed by the spill, contact the Gulf oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

Tar balls still an issue of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, officials have stated that balls of tar continue to wash up on the shore, especially after recent storms. Scientists have stated that this could be an issue, because they may contain deadly bacteria.

Researchers from Auburn University stated that tar balls found months after the spill contained high levels of Vibrio vulnificus. This type of bacteria is the leading cause fatal seafood-borne illness.

This type of illness has a fatality rate of anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of people who contract it. Officials have stated that people who live in the Gulf coast area should avoid these tar balls, especially if they have open wounds or weak immune systems. These tar balls are what is still left from the nearly 4.9 billion gallons of oil that spilled into the ocean as a result of the sinking of the oil rig.

If you or a loved one has suffered financially from the Gulf Oil spill and you have not been compensated fro your losses, contact the Gulf Oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544 today.

Terms of BP litigation to be filed in New Orleans

A terms of a large Gulf oil spill lawsuit will be filed in a New Orleans U.S. district court will be filed by April 16, according to a district judge. The judge also stated that a conference with lawyers will be set up for May 3 in order to go over the remaining aspect in the case.

The conference is meant to discuss the last few issues before the actual trial can begin. This trial is against BP and the other parties that have been said to be responsible for the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drill, which caused the Macondo well to rupture and spill oil into the Gulf.

The lawsuit was brought upon from local, state and federal governments after nearly 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

Claims payments made from the Kenneth Feinberg Gulf Coast Claims Facility will now continue into the Court Supervised Oil Spill Settlement Process.

If you or a loved one has had an oil spill claim denied, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you received the compensation that you deserve for your losses. Contact the Gulf Oil spill denied claims lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.

BP releases advertisements encouraging tourism

After the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, tourism across the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi drastically declined.  The oil-soaked coastlines, as well as the animals, have kept tourists away since the oil spill.

The oil company, BP, has released several advertisements showing that the Gulf Coast is the premiere location to enjoy a vacation. The ads show the crystal clear water and happy and healthy animals in the area. Different representatives from the states that were affected by the oil spill are interviewed on camera, and talk about the popular attractions in their states.

Although, the overall message of the commercials is to encourage tourism in the states along the Gulf Coast, researchers also view it as a crucial tool for BP’s public image. Some communication analysts believe that the BP logo should not have been present on the commercials, because it reminds viewers of what happened in the first place.

If you have had an oil spill claim denied, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.

Tourism loss due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

In 2010 when the Gulf of Mexico oil spill occurred, tourism on the Gulf Coast became almost nonexistent. People were not visiting the area due to the drastic conditions of the water and the coastlines.

Tourism is a large part of the economy in these areas and several business owners were greatly affected by the decline in tourists. Several properties have been damaged, and some buildings had been deemed unfit to conduct business until the oil was completely cleared up.

The clean up costs of the oil spill could have cost business owners large sums of money, when the incident was out of their control. Numerous states have been affected by this hazardous oil spill, and the individuals living in these areas deserve the right amount of compensation for their reduction in business.

Please contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 if you or someone you know lost tourism profits as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

 

BP ordered to cover Haliburton for oil spill

This Tuesday a United States judge ruled that BP will cover the costs of eventual claims that will be presented towards Halliburton in regards to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP still has plans to introduce evidence against Halliburton showing fraud, and the judge in the case stated that if the evidence held up then it could overrule the indemnity ruling. BP will be subjected to punitive damages claims that could cost billions of dollars in payouts.

It has been estimated that BP stands to pay close to $25 million in damages to individual civil and criminal lawsuits against them.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill had devastating results on tourism and residential property. If your oil spill claim was denied, you need experienced representation on your side in order to gain the compensation that you deserve. Please contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.

Oil giant BP, may pay $30 million to Dept. of Justice after Gulf oil spill

BP may end up  paying nearly $30 million to the Department of Justice for the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010 that left 11 workers dead and 4.1 million barrels of oil in the Gulf. This information comes from a recent report and this estimate is more than $20 million more than the original amount estimated.

The second major government probe that was done on the BP oil spill spreads the blame out between BP, Haliburton and Transocean, but states that management errors that were done by BP were a large factor. BP is allegedly going to make a significant payment after a civil hearing trial date in February.

If you or a loved one has not received compensation from the BP oil spill fund because your claim was denied. You need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you and your family deserve. Contact the oil spill rejected claims lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544.





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