BP Halts "Unjustified" Claims | Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
BP seeks to halt what it claims are unjustified compensation claims from the 2010 oil spill disaster that cost 11 lives as oil slick spread over the Gulf States in a span of approximately 130 miles long and 70 miles wide. The company is claiming that the excessive claims are “jeopardizing its financial prospects.” Currently, BP is seeking an injunction in Federal Court as a result of million dollar claims for “non-existent, artificially calculated” losses.
Gulf coast residents would disagree. On the banks of Louisiana’s coast, fisherman Darren Stander compares his current circumstances to before the spill. “Guys running five or six hundred traps are coming in with two to three boxes, if that.” George Barisich, a fellow fisherman, echoes Stander’s sentiments, “Three hundred dollars worth of fuel. One hundred dollars worth of other expenses and I pay the deckhand, I got one hundred fifty a day on a perfect day. It don’t pay to go out.”
BP agreed earlier in the year to pay billions in compensation to all those affected by the spill. Now the company is seeking to halt claims it feels are “spurious” and completely unjustified.