October 2011

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Feinberg: Shrimpers’ pain continues: New rules to give more money to hard-hit shrimpers

By HARRY R. WEBER – Associated Press The administrator of the $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate individuals and businesses hurt by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thursday new rules are being formulated to make payouts more generous for hard-hit shrimpers. Washington attorney Kenneth Feinberg told a House Committee [...]

Vessels of Opportunity program can pursue damage claims, BP says

By Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune People who participated in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity program can now pursue claims for damage to their boats and possibly other grievances, even if they settled claims for economic losses from the oil spill with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, according to a letter from BP. But, BP, leaseholder of [...]

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