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Bp Claims

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 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.

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 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...

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...