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Judge to hear arguments Thursday on fairness of oil spill settlement

David Hammer / Eyewitness News Email: dhammer@wwltv.com | Twitter: @davidhammerWWL NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is holding a hearing Thursday to decide whether BP’s settlement with thousands of oil spill claimants is fair. And billions of dollars are at stake – both for the claimants and their lawyers. A committee of [...]

Exxon Valdez could affect settlement on BP oil spill

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm by Emily Pickrell in Accidents, General, Gulf Oil Disaster As a federal judge prepares to rule on a proposed settlement related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, attorneys were in his New Orleans courtroom Friday arguing over how to apply a law passed in response to [...]

Coalition criticizes BP settlement plan

22nd October 2012 By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Go Fish represents fisher folk from across the Gulf Coast and has been advocating for a just settlement for the 2010 BP oil disaster. On October 15, the Go Fish Coalition released a critical analysis of the Seafood Compensation Program (SCP). The SCP outlines the settlement terms [...]

GO FISH’s Explanation of Objections to the BP Settlement

BP, plaintiffs attorneys say discovery request should be rejected

Published: Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:30 PM Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:57 PM By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune A request by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, an organization representing fishers and other attorneys to reopen discovery in advance of approval of a $7.8 billion settlement of private claims against BP for damage caused by [...]

Louisiana raises objections to proposed BP settlement of oil spill claims

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012, 8:00 PM By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune Add the states of Louisiana and Mississippi and an organization representing fishers to the list of those objecting to a proposed $7.8 billion settlement of private claims against BP for damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy [...]

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