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Gulf Residents To Receive Additional $64 Million For Spill Claims

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Roughly 7,300 residents and businesses harmed by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will get more than $64 million in additional ...

Fee Wrinkle Stalls BP Oil Spill Payments

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Payments to those damaged by BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed Wednesday, a day after administrators of the $20...

DOJ Taps NY Firm To Audit Billions Of Dollars In Claims From BP Spill

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The U.S. Justice Department has tapped New York-based BDO Consulting to audit the handling of billions of dollars in damage claims...

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

April 20, 2011, Is the Gulf Oil Spill Deadline for Claims Against Transocean

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

This day carries very real legal significance for residents in the Gulf region who are suing BP, Halliburton and Transocean and hoping to hold them accountable for the tremendous damage these companies caused.

Dave Jamieson

Gulf Oil Spill: Claims Czar 'Pleased' Despite Glitches, Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Danielle Thomas spends much of her day with the phone to her ear, listening to hard-luck stories about Alabama workers still dealing wit...

Judge: Spill Claims Czar Not Independent Of BP

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling...

US District Court Finds Feinberg/GCCF NOT Independent of BP

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The ruling casts in doubt a large number of claims that have been signed off on by claimants as final settlements in which they agreed not to pursue further litigation in exchange for quick payments.

Oil Spill Claims Based On Assumption That Gulf Will Recover In 3 Years

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling...

Nonprofit Groups To Bird-Dog Spill Report Proposals

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Coastal advocates like much, though not all, of what they've read in the national, oil-spill commission report released this month, and instead of stashing the document in a desk drawer, they plan to stay engaged and speak up about its ideas.

Fishermen Dismayed Over Low Payouts in Spill Claims

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

For fishermen counting on checks for losses they sustained from the BP spill, the mail can bring the denial of a claim or a much slimmer payout than anticipated.

Security Increased For Oil Spill Claims Meetings In Wake Of Shooting

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and rising tempers along the Gulf Coast prompted increased security for meetings o...

Fishing Restrictions Hurt Louisiana's Meal and Oil Processors

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Boats searching for menhaden -- also called pogy -- were hampered by Gulf fishing closures this summer, reducing the year's catch of that lucrative meal-and-oil species.

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The last Saturday night in September, Timothy Farris shut down his Godfather's Pizza restaurant here in this small Gulf Coast beach town, a victim, he...

Many Denied Oil Spill Claims Will Get A Second Chance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — The administrator of BP's $20 billion fund to compensate people harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says some whose cl...