Alabama is behind Florida and Lousiana in amount of oil spill claims that have been paid

Alabama is trailing behind Louisiana and Florida in the amount of  claims that have been filed and payed, according to reports filed by officials that are in charge of the fund.

Baldwin and Mobile counties are at the top of the list for the amount of people that have received payments for their claims but records show that nearly 38,000 are still pending.

The Governor of Alabama announced that he concerned with the speed of the payments and he spoke with Fienberg, the attorney in charge of the fund, and said that the claims need to be paid now and the process needs to be accelerated. According to data, Louisiana has received the most money with $43.8 million, but Florida has the most claims processed with 4,323.

If you or a loved one needs to file a claim after the oil spill, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Gulf oil spill independent claims lawyers of Willaims Kherkher by calling 800-821-1544.

BP claimed own engineers were at fault in spill

BP Plc’s internal investigation into the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig found that some of the fault lay in the hands of company. Some mistakes were made when the oil well was finishing being made, including the misreading of data that showed that a blowout was possible.

A person familiar with the report said that a test that was taken on April 20 to show the well’s stability was misread. The misreading of this test lead for rig workers to replace drilling liquid on the rig with seawater. The seawater was too light in to prevent the leaking natural gas from shooting up the pipe and causing the explosion that killed 11 workers and leaked million of gallons of oil into the sea.

Although, this incident occurred it cannot be fully to blame for the explosion. “The entire industry should not be blamed for the actions of one single individual,” said John Hofmeister, chief executive officer of Citizens for Affordable Energy, in an interview in Bloomberg Business Week. An investigation to what happened on that day is still underway.

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BP secures money for damage fund

In order to secure the funds for the $20 billion damage fund, BP has put their U.S. collection revenues up for collateral.  The money made in U.S. collection makes about a quarter of the company’s annual output.

This deal was made with the White House and announced on Wednesday. The deal means that any revenues made  in the oil and gas industry in the U.S. will be given to the administrator of the BP damage fund to ensure that the victims of the oil spill receive the money from claims they file as a first priority.

BP’s largest producing region in the U.S. is the Gulf of Mexico where it has 89 wells that are operated. On Monday, the first $3 billion were put into the fund to be administered by the mediator.

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Liability limits sought by Transocean, November deadline set for filing claims

Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in April and caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been able to convince Houston judges to put a halt on pending litigation, by citing a maritime law that may allow the company to limit liability claims made by aggrieved parties.

The company recently filed a request to limit its liability for claims against them to $26.7 million. The Limitation of Liability Act states that a vessel owner can limit the liability to how much the freight is worth.  A spokesperson for Transocean announced that the company filed the request due to advice from their insurance providers because they want to protect the interests of the company and people involved in it.

Many believe that the request will not be approved because Transocean would have to demonstrate that on-shore management had any idea of the cause of the explosion, and many believe that management was aware of the cause of the explosion.

Aggrieved parties who wish to file a claim against the company must move quickly, as the deadline for claims has been set and all claims must be filed in Texas by November 15, 2010.  Individuals who wish to file a claim against Transocean are advised to contact an experienced attorney to discuss their claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered economically from the oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill independent claims lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544.

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