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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 [...]

Gulf fishermen face hard decisions over BP settlement

By Karen Savage Bridge the Gulf Facing South The Institute for Southern Studies August 2012 URL: http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/08/gulf-fishermen-face-hard-decisions-over-bp-settlement.html At the Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity & Hope (GO FISH) conference held August 4 in Westwego, La., oysterman Byron Encalade of Pointe a la Hache, La., was adamant. Encalade described his Gulf oyster grounds as such: “No [...]

Conference aims to clear up BP settlement confusion for affected fishermen

wwltv.com Posted on August 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 3:21 PM Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News Email: mrodriguez@wwltv.com | Twitter: @mrodriguezwwl WESTWEGO, La. — Several hundred people who make a living off local fisheries convened at the Alario Center in Westwego on Saturday. They carefully listened to presentations that could [...]

Community conference held for victims of the B.P. Oil Spill

Written by: Allison Braxton New Orleans, LA — It’s been more than two years since the B.P. Oil Spill. The frustration among Louisiana’s commercial fishermen is mounting. Today, The Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity and Hope or “GO FISH” coalition organized a community conference to find out what’s next in the B.P. Oil Spill settlement [...]

Judge Grants Tentative Approval to $7.8 Billion BP Oil Spill Settlement

Published by Rhonda Miller on 02 May 2012 07:23pm A federal judge in New Orleans granted preliminary approval Wednesday to a proposed settlement of $7.8 billion in BP oil spill claims. MPB’s Rhonda Miller reports the decision affects thousands of Mississippi residents and businesses. Standing on the porch of his Ocean Springs home, fisherman Anthony [...]

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