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Gulf Oil Spill Claims

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 ...

Claims Increase Before BP Appeals Hearing

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) - The number of claims filed against BP Plc's oil spill compensation fund has risen by 18 percent over the last six weeks ...

BP Objects To Oil Spill Price Tag Sought By States

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

By Andrew Callus and Braden Reddall Feb 5 (Reuters) - BP Plc has tallied up claims made by states and local governments on the U.S. Gu...

Disaster in the Gulf: So What Are We Doing About It?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.

Top Interior Official Jumps To Firm Representing BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former chief of staff to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has taken a job with one of the law firms representing BP in legal proceedin...

Special Master Sought To Oversee Oil Spill Claims, Kenneth Feinberg 'Too Slow'

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year's Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the ...

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Fund Will Be Audited To Speed Up Process

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — An independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf...

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...

Oil Spill Fund Czar: No Claims Filed On Cleanup Illnesses

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The attorney overseeing the payments from a $20 billion compensation fund says he hasn't seen any claims filed suggesting that the...

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 ...

Oil Spill Claims Fund Under Fire

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

NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill ...

Justice Dept. To Oil Spill Claims Czar: Loosen The Purse Strings

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he sh...

Oil Spill Fund Plagued With Over 7,000 Fraudulent Claims

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

NEW ORLEANS — The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentiall...

BP Oil Spill Claim Denials See HUGE Spike

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically because of a flood of new filings coming in wi...

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...

Gulf Oil Spill: New Guidelines Could Rule Out Many Oil Claims

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI — 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 that had to sw...

BP Claims Czar: Oil Spill Victim Payments No Longer Affected By Proximity

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — The administrator of the fund doling out money to Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims says geographic proximity to oil-impac...

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...

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...

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...