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No Fraud At BP Claims Center, Internal Probe Reveals

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The head of security for the administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses says an...

BP Asks Judge To Halt ALL Settlement Payments

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP asked a federal judge on Tuesday to temporarily halt all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim ...

Did Small Businesses Lie About Gulf Spill Losses?

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is wading into a high-stakes dispute over the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement of claims arising...

BP Warns Of Rising Spill Settlement Costs

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP is warning investors that the price tag will be "significantly higher" than it initially estimated for its multibillion-dollar ...

BP, Anadarko Settle Gulf Disaster Claims

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

LONDON — Anadarko Petroleum Co. has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, ...

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.

BP: Oil Spill Victims Should Not Get Any More Payments

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP is arguing that most victims of last year's Gulf oil spill should not get any more payouts for future losses because the hardes...

BP Loses Personal Data Of 13,000 Oil Spill Claimants

AP | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- BP says one of its employees lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of residents who filed claims for compensati...

BP Hikes Claim Czar's Monthly Pay To $1.25 Million

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Documents provided by the administrator of BP's claims fund for Gulf oil spill victims show the oil giant agreed to increase his ...

BP to Feinberg: Stop Paying People So Much

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP says Feinberg's estimates of the damage caused by the historic blowout were way too pessimistic and that his calculations for payments to impacted Gulf residents are off base and inaccurate.

Oil Spill Claimants Offered Quick Pay Option With A Catch

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — The administrator of a $20 billion fund doling out money to Gulf oil spill victims said Monday that people who want more ...

BP Spill Fund Slowed By Inflated Claims, Fraud, Administrator Says

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — BP's $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill has been inundated with inflated or unsupported claims an...

BP Claims Process Is A Risky Gamble For Gulf Residents

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Fishermen and business owners stung by a summer of lost revenue from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have until Wednesday to...

The Well Is Capped, But BP Saga Continues

Gibson Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gibson Vance

It's important to remember that BP is not showing magnanimity by participating in a compensation program -- fund or no fund, they are legally obligated to pay for damages caused by their explosion and spill.

New Guidelines Could Rule Out Many Oil Spill Claims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI (Associated Press) - A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho t...

Dan Froomkin

BP Links Compensation With Continued Oil Production In The Gulf | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP has managed to link the fate of its $20 billion oil spill victims compensation fund with its continued ability to pump oil from the Gulf of Mexico....

BP Plays Deadbeat On Nearly 40,000 Oil Spill Claims

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Sheryl Lindsay's wedding planner business is on the brink, crumbling with each cancellation over concerns about oil. Brides...

BP Confirms That Thousands Of Claims Decisions Will Be Deferred

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this morning, we reported that BP is delaying its decisions about many damage claims from the Gulf oil spill. We wrote that the company is put...

BP Leaves Many Damage Claims Waiting in Limbo

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP appears to be delaying decisions about the validity of many claims for damages from the Gulf oil spill, leaving claimants frustrated by bureaucrati...

The Claims of Two Gulfs

David D. Caron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Caron

A claims process may distort, or even hinder, recovery. It is a mistake to divorce the possibility of later compensation from decisions made to initiate clean-up, assessments and restoration today.

Oil Spill Victim Compensation Chief: Not Everyone Will Get Paid | Catherine Clifford, Staff Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The new head of the Gulf Coast disaster's claims fund says his first two priorities will be to cut bigger checks and send them out faster to the oil s...

Gulf Residents, Businesses: BP Holding Up Damages Claims

By BRIAN SKOLOFF and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) � The financial toll of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico escalated Wednesday as BP's stock plummeted to a 14-year l...

Gulf Oil Spill: BP CEO Tony Hayward Promises Again To Pay All 'Legitimate' Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC has repeated its promise to pay all "legitimate" claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after a warning ...

BP Has Paid $29 Million In Economic Loss Claims, But Doesn't Want A Judge To Oversee The Process

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI (AP) -- BP says it has paid at least $29 million to people claiming economic losses because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil company sa...

BP Says It Will Pay All 'Legitimate Claims': What Does That Mean?

NPR | Yuki Noguchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP has repeatedly said it would pay all legitimate claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but such promises raise a crucial questi...