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If you are getting hit with incomplete notices, take them seriously, if you are asking for extensions they are not as easy to obtain, it seems that the patience and understanding of DHECC is coming to an understanding end in some cases.
If you need help we will see what members of our Network can do for you based upon your specific needs. Just call 1-800-BP-CLAIM or 1-800-272-5246.
It is even more helpful if you can fill out the form to the right so your information can be sent directly to the participating partner best suited for you.
Haliburton or HESI Claims are coming soon,
We will be devoting a full page or 2 that outlines the new program and gives you an overview of who is viable, and what to do, or what not to do in many cases.
We are also hearing from many people who are seriously sick and frustrated with the BP Medical Settlement. The number of people that we have been talking with, have different types of cancer, many of these cancers are not at all common and has greatly increased, and I think it will for some time. If you have a Medical Claim you can reach them directly at 1-877-545-5111.
As the BP Claims continue to settle we are seeing many attorneys and others involved begin to squabble or settle amicably over payments owed between the parties. Many attorneys and others involved in the BP Settlement deferred payments to each other until the claims were paid.
A certain Attorney based out of Venice, Florida, not only fired many of her clients, but cut a side deal with another law firm to still get paid from claimants she had released, now that`s shady.
For us We always put people before profits, the job is nearing an end for many economically, but environmentally I think we have just begun to see the true ramifications.
We lo0k forward to hearing from you, please don`t hesitate to email Bill@BPClaims.org.
We Can Help You and this is How
We have had many calls requesting that we assist them in checking their bp claims status. Many of you have had issues trying to reach DeepWater or their Attorneys or Processors directly.
Please understand that we are unable to check claim status unless you are a client of one of the Attorneys or Processors we work with.
By no means are we soliciting other Firms Clients, but the fact is people need to know they have options.
If you are interested in signing up with one of our network attorneys, please download the engagement documents and the AR1 below, complete and sign and return to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 941-951-6738.
If at anytime you wish to disengage with members of our Network you can, with no financial obligation.
After you download them, you should have three documents. You will find them at the bottom of this post.
1. Retainer Agreement
2. Statement of Client’s Rights
3. AR1 or Change of Representation Form from the Deepwater Settlement Program. When you complete the AR1, please complete Sections A, B and E if you want to change from your current attorney, and Sections A, D and E if you are currently representing yourself and you want to be represented by our attorney.
If you feel you need to change your Representation you can with the AR1 Form.
While you have completed and submitted these to us, please remember that this does NOT create an attorney-client relationship until the attorney reviews and signs these documents.
Fees As Low as 10%
Please note that this is a sliding scale contract. What this means is the % of your recovery, if any, will depend on the amount of work that needs to be done.
The fee % charge could be as low as 10%; if you still have work that needs to be done or notices that must be responded to, the fee % charge could be as high as 20%.
There is no way for us to know until you are signed up, and we can actually view your documents in the DHECC portal.
Even if you have received an FWA or HUB Investigation Notice, we can still take your claim. If you know you have provided honest and complete documentation to the Claims Administrator, then members of our Network are open to taking your case.
Our Network Attorneys and seasoned accountants, claims managers, and support staff can help shepherd your claim to the end.
We’ve been in this since the beginning, and we’ve had great success at getting people paid, because we know what the Claims Administrator requires when responding to Notices or other inquiries.
If you are tired of not having answers to your questions, this is your chance to have a responsive Team on your side.
We do what it takes to keep communication open with Clients and Reviewers, our team works extremely well together to fight for our clients rights.
Please note we are not handling medical claims.
BP Claims Forms To Download Below
BP Claims News by Bill Bohack
BP Claims begin to get Paid
The good news is we are seeing a steady stream of claims begin to get paid this week.
The bad news is, claims calculations and the adoption of rule 495 seem to leave many processors and cpa`s scratching their heads.
We have been told by people inside of the BP Settlement that it took longer then expected because all of the claims had to be recalculated for 495.
BP Claims Appeals are looming.
Lot`s of appeals. If you need to speak to a bp claims appeal attorney please fill out the form to the right.
BP and the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court meets on BP Today?
Supposedly there is a very quiet meeting between the Supreme Court Justices today.
The issue at hand is whether or not they will hear BP`s case. Some suggest the only reason they would hear it is to put a halt to BP`s frivolous appeals agenda. Delay, Deny and Defend, BP we ALL fully understand your agenda.
At this point in time, it still is what it is, an ever changing playing field that is lately tilting in BP`s favor. I know some people on Gravier Street in New Orleans are doing their best, and hopefully this a trickle of the claims we are seeing get paid becomes a deluge but only time will tell.
We have spoken to several processors in the last 24 hours and they have all experienced a spike in claims getting paid.
Let`s hope that continues.
we would like to thank the fine people at Crestview Motors for their continued support.
If you need help, and your BP Claim has already been filed
there are members of our Network that will take on your claim
for as little as 10% .
If you need help, members of our network are here to help you with your specific needs. If you are dealing with various notices, or just want the backing of a proven firm with a strong track record processing claims, they are here too.
Different members of our Network have certain specialties, as one may deal with a larger multi facility claim, and another may be experts in construction claims, and so on.
Please fill out the form to the right or call 1-800-272-5246.
Get the money you deserve, file your BP claim today
Since the recent court rulings, we are now seeing BP claims paying again. About a month after the decision made by the Fifth Circuit Court ordering BP to resume payments, we began to see a regular flow in the way of notices and some payments.
Keep in mind, all claims that were not paid prior to the halt in payments that was ordered in late 2013 have to be recalculated to determine if they are going to be subject to Policy 495 (which involves matching and smoothing financial statements to avoid showing an overstated loss).
If the company has financial statements showing a revenue trend making it subject to 495, the claim will be recalculated according to the new Policy.
This means that an earlier estimate you received may change, and you may have to wait a little longer to receive your claim.
We are now seeing Zone A businesses and individual claims paying at this time.
It appears the focus is on claims from the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2013.
We have also been told that medical claims are now paying out, but only the smaller ones, claims of around $1,300.00.
One of the huge problems we are starting to see is that people may have a claim filed, but they have not heard anything from the claims office or attorney they filed with.
While it is not unusual for a claim to take a couple of years to pay out, not hearing ANYTHING may indicate a problem.
We have discovered that some of the firms have abandoned their clients, and many of those claims have been denied. Some of these clients were never notified.
Don’t worry, it is fixable.
1-800-BPCLAIM is still filing claims, since there is not an official effective date, there is not an official deadline. After the effective date is set, claims can still be filed for six months past the effective date.
Here are some of the problems we have been seeing with clients from other firms:
– Claimants have incomplete notices that have not been cured
– Claims have been denied without the claimant’s knowledge
– Many claimants discover they have to start over in the claims process
WE CAN HELP. If there is a problem with your claim, it is possible for you to take control of your claim and take a course of action that will enable you to collect the money you are entitled to.
How To Check The Status of Your Claim
You can quickly discover the status of your claim by going to www.deepwaterhorizoneconomicsettlement.com, then go to check my status. You will need you claimant ID and the last four digits of your business or social security number.
You should be able to check your status on-line, or you can call 866-992-6174 to reach Deepwater Horizon directly.
If you find your claim has been dropped due to processor error, call us. We can help. We have never stopped filing and we will continue to file claims until the last BP Claim is filed.
Call Us at 1-800-BP-CLAIMS (1-800-272-5246)
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I am pleased to tell everyone that the BP SETTLEMENT will resume. When? We really don`t know, but we are a whole lot closer. The 5th circuit judges as a majority, ruled in favor of Judge Barbier`s previous decisions. I speak for many when I tell you how pleased we all are.
We Thank The 5TH Circuit for actually “Making it Right” and for Judge Barbier and Patrick Juneau for having it RIGHT the whole time. We further appreciate Judge Barbier and Patrick Juneau for sticking to their guns, and holding BP accountable.
The Fifth Circuit Judges “Made it Right” by lifting the stay for Business Economic Losses or BEL`s imposed by a previous 5TH Circuit Panel.
BP was in a no lose position
Either BP could stall the settlement, or get it thrown out, they stalled. As BP stalled the settlement for the last several months, you need to wonder how much money BP accrued through its holdings during that time. How much money did BP save during this period, and how much did BP make with the money they should have been paying oil spill claims with.
Barbier and Juneau had it Right from the Start
Juneau and Judge Barbier had it right from the beginning. BP had made an agreement that showed causation through the V test and other models and they were bound by the terms of that agreement.
In reality all this is was, was another stall tactic by BP.
There is no doubt that we’ve seen this before during the GCCF days and the BP settlement era. What it comes down to is, it just takes more time for people to get paid, and some people with VALID BP Claims will just let their claims go, and let BP off the hook, , they wore them down, don`t let them.
Some BP Claims /CPA`s /Processors/Attorneys/have Quit handling BP Claims
As part of the collateral damage many groups just could not afford to process BP claims anymore, or just elected not to. It is difficult to justify a continual expenditure on BP claims that just don`t seem to get paid. By BP continually stalling it, put many groups in a tough financial position.
Other issues are that many CPA groups, specifically the smaller ones are not staffed to handle BP claims and the regular accounting load. and these guys are now heading into tax season.
If you are a a group or firm that needs help with it`s BP Claims Case load call 1-800-BP-CLAIM. We have other processors and attorney`s that would be happy to work something out with you.
The BP claims processes was meant to to get people paid. Plain and simple, not get blocked by BP every step of the way.
BP`s strategy revealed they would use of the Delay, Deny and Defend strategy. This is the standard strategy by unscrupulous insurance companies and BP.
Written by: W.C Bohack
BP tries to cut budget to slow payment of BP Claims
Patrick Juneau, the Claims Administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement has stated he believes BP is attempting to slow down the BP Claims process.
Continuing to ask for budgets cuts, payment halts, and appeals, is all part of their scheme to keep as much money for themselves as possible. If you’ve been following the settlement and keeping up with the ongoing proceedings, you would know this is nothing new.
We have talked to processors and Attorneys who have seen up to a 400% spike in BP appealing claims over the last 5 weeks.
For the fourth quarter, BP has asked for a $25.5 million budget cut for the processing of BP Claims through the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement. A few months back, they had also asked for a budget cut for the third quarter but were denied by Judge Barbier.
The budget being requested for the fourth quarter is based upon the claims administrators supported estimate of costs needed to employ enough staff to keep BP claims at the current backlog rate. Of the over 200,000 claims that have been received by the settlement there are over 88,000 that have not yet begun review.
Why is it taking so long to process BP Claims?
BP figures the more roadblocks they throw at the claimants, the more people will become frustrated and give up. They challenge the settlement and the claimants every step of the way. Juneau requested the budget to hire an additional 100 accounts to review complex Business Economic Loss Claims, but was shot down by BP. What does that mean? The claims process will continue to drag on at the current rate of processing; slow and not so steady.
The probing into the settlement conducted by Louis Freeh revealed that Brown Greer, an independent processing group hired by BP and the Plaintiffs Steering Committee, resisted the Claims Administrators Office’s efforts to create efficiencies and control costs. It is important to note that Brown Greer was negotiated into the Settlement by BP.
It has been said that Brown Greer just wants to promote the business and financial interests of their own company. Brown Greer`s monthly fee from the settlement is over 15 million dollars.
After following Brown Greer and their strategy to slow down the BP Claims process during the GCCF era, and now the BP Settlement era, one can only wonder if they are in collusion with BP, and that is why BP negotiated them into the Settlement.
You would think after the debacle that the GCCF was, that the last thing anybody would want is to leave the company that was in charge of processing the bulk of the claims in play at any capacity, but no BP insisted that their role would continue into the Settlement. BP clearly has an agenda and Brown Greer is a part of that agenda.
After seeing the writing on the wall, the BP Settlement Leadership was smart enough to bring in Postlethwaite and Netterville to assist with expediting BP Claims for the BP Settlement. This took time for them to realize, for many businesses and individuals it only exacerbated their current economic condition. Postlethwaite and Netterville has done an excellent job in processing BP Claims for the DeepWater Horizon Settlement.
Brown Greer slowed the claims process during the GCCF era, indeed forcing many people to take Quick Pays, this pattern continued into Settlement, It is because of this negligence, ineptitude, and sheer contempt, that those who were forced to take Quick Pays should be allowed to comeback to the table under the Settlement or some other apparatus. These people deserve to be made whole, not to be Victimized a second or third time by a processor that clearly has it`s own agenda, and it certainly is not helping the people of the Gulf Region.
Since Brown Greer was also involved in processing claims for the GCCF when it was in existence. Many claimants and attorneys believe they should be investigated for mishandling claims during that era. Did Brown Greer stall the claims process for the companies own interests?
Look at the history. They worked with Feinberg who was hired by BP to create the quick pay option which robbed many people of the settlements they rightfully deserved. They delayed in paying people, and that placed many in or near bankruptcy, businesses and homes were lost due to their lack of action. Those that took quick pays should be allowed back to the settlement, or at least a chance for a recalculation to compensate for actual losses.
All of this being said, this is Brown Greer`s history. In the end, the only interests they have served are their own, and BP`s.
It has been rumored that Brown Greer is attempting to take control of aspects of the BP settlement, and exude it`s influence. We have seen this firsthand, and we can tell you this it`s not helping people get paid, actually it`s quite the opposite.
Find out if you Qualify for the BP Settlement
If would you like to find out if you qualify to file a claim, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free claim evaluation. The deadline to file all claims is vastly approaching. Call us today at 1-800-BP-CLAIM or complete the form on this page, and we will contact you within 24 hours.
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: Brittany Rader
BP Settlement News
It didn’t happen over night, and there is still work to do, but the BP Settlement is paying. As we stated a year ago, after some meetings with the top brass of the settlement in New Orleans, these people wanted to pay you, and they have started to. What Pat Juneau and David Duval inherited from the Feinberg administration was laden with layers of special interests so it took time to get the needed infrastructure in place.
Changes were needed and some positive ones have been made. The addition of the accounting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville was one change for the better. There are many more that have been made, some we are aware of and some we may never know.
BP is so upset in fact, that they are trying to rewrite the settlement. They are now appealing to the 5th circuit, using their political weight, to get their way.
Even though BP denies going to leaders in the U.K. to lobby for them with the Obama administration, don’t believe a word they say. BP has finally realized how much they may have to pay, and the numbers are staggering.
BP, from the very beginning has used a delay, deny and defend strategy common with unscrupulous insurance companies. Many got frustrated with the GCCF system and just gave up, and this was BP’s desired result. Many now realize they do qualify under the present system, and are coming back in droves.
The commercials are everywhere, many firms are accelerating marketing efforts to get a piece of the BP Claims pie. Many of these firms will charge you 25% along with multiple other hidden fees. The Judge capped it, but some lawyers have attempted to go around the order, with extra fees. Most firms are just getting into the business, but they have very little experience processing BP Settlement Claims. We hear horror stories from people every day at 1-800-BP-CLAIM. If you are a Law Firm and would like our assistance please email Brittany@BPCLAIMS.org
CPA`s and BP Claims
Many people have decided to let their CPA`s handle their BP Claims. What we are seeing here is that many of them don`t understand the terms of the settlement. The settlement is not just a plug in the numbers apparatus. There are excluded groups, causation tests, and many other factors that come into play. We are currently assisting several major CPA Firms and Law Firms, and are processing their clients BP Claims. We have found partnering with CPA firms has been very beneficial for the client. If you are a CPA Firm, and would like some information please email Sarah@BPClaims.org.
Our BP Claims Network
We have assisted people and businesses since the very beginning of this event. Our first website helped people receive aid from Catholic Charities. We have battled Feinberg and BP, and told people not to take Quickpays. We have helped people that are suffering from serious illness due to the spill, and will continue to.
Combined we have over 2 Billion Dollars worth of Claims in the BP Settlement, and we have over 300 Million dollars worth of paid claims.
If you need assistance, we are happy to assist you, or your business.
The groups within our network have a vast amount of experience and some very deep connections, and we are here to help you.
Our Fees start at 15%, there are no other hidden fees, and we don`t get paid until you do.
We will Help You with your BP Settlement.
BP Settlement News
BP needs to stop with the commercials, and the B.S. we are on your side, when in fact they are doing everything they can to undermine the BP Settlement. After getting shot down attempting to rewrite the BP Settlement by Judge Barbier several times, they are now trying to get their way in the 5th circuit.
BP is attempting to eliminate numerous categories of claimants, we have been telling you this for the last month.
So when you see their commercials on T.V., telling you how well they are treating the people along the Gulf.
Know the TRUTH, THEY ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE. Actions speak louder then words.
This is all about money, and BP is doing it`s best to save theirs.
Recent BP Settlement History:
- BP sues Pat Juneau for misinterpreting how he is suppose to administer funds under the terms of the BP Settlement. Let me tell you something, we process many BP Claims in house and these people stick to the letter of the Settlement. All BP wants to do here is exclude certain categories, professionals, construction, media, and agriculture are the prominent.
- BP has tried several times to rewrite the BP Settlement, and tried to enroll the Judge and the P.S.C. The P.S.C. and the Judge have stood firmly, holding BP to the terms of the Settlement.
- BP uses appeals as a method to stall payments, overwhelming the DeepWater Horizon Settlement Appeals Process.
- BP sets up traps within the BP Settlement, such as the Customer Mix Test, if a Claimant is not covered under a straightforward V Trend model, most will never see a dime. We are woking to fix that.
- BP agrees to pay stockholders 8.5 Billion for losses and expedites payments, but not the people of the Gulf.
- BP hires Feinberg who declares himself Independent until the Judge ORDERS him to Stop, meanwhile over 200,000 people take his devilish Quickpays.
- BP now appeals Judge Barbiers Decision to the 5th Circuit, and wants to eliminate dozens of categories they initially agreed to pay under the terms of the BP Settlement.
Still think BP is on Your Side.
What are we seeing NOW
The DeepWater Horizon Settlement has accelerated it`s processing capabilities. Postlethwaite & Netterville, the accounting firm that is now handling the majority of the BP Claims seems to be doing a good job, at the very least, much better then their predecessor. If there are issues with a claim, we are often given a phone call, or an email, and time to cure the issue before incompleteness notices, or other notifications are given. This has been a relief, and a much needed departure from past processing procedures. We can tell you from first hand experience that they strictly adhere to the terms of the BP Settlement.
Appeals, appeals, and more appeals, BP is still up to it`s old tricks trying to appeal BP Settlement Claims. They are taxing the Appeals system, and the peoples patience. The Judge and the Plaintiff Steering Committee are doing their best to thwart them, but still they persist.
We have heard from more then 50,000 people over the last 3 years. Our first site was SurvivetheSpill.com that was meant to get people help that needed help, from people that could give help. The issue was, too many people needed help, we eventually would align with Catholic Charities, and the Guys from Deadliest Catch, and we would help 1,000`s, with SurvivetheSpill.com.
We have been at this from the beginning, and we know from first hand knowledge what is really going on.
We were then told to foll0w the BP Claims process by some attorneys because it was going to be a mess, and we did, that`s when BPClaims.org was born.
This would lead us into processing claims during the GCCF days, and eventually building The Network of Claims Professionals we have today.
Combined we have over 300 Million dollars in claims paid, and over 2 Billion dollars in the current settlement.
If you need assistance with your BP Settlement call us today at 1-800-BP-CLAIM
BP Claims Professionals are only a phone call or a click away.
BP Appeals to the 5th Circuit
This means that many different types of claims could be excluded from the economic settlement.
BP has asked the 5th circuit to expedite the hearing and they have agreed.
The 5th circuit has decided to hear BP`s appeal around the end of May. Link to Article.
If your claim is one of those appealed by BP, and the 5th circuit reverses Judge Barbier, you will not be able to make further claims to the DeepWater Horizon Settlement.
If your claim is filed before the potential reversal, the common thought is your BP Claims will be grandfathered in, but they will have to meet some prerequisites.
If BP gets to rewrite the BP Settlement
This could drastically affect these claims in the BP Settlement:
- Professionals, Doctors, Attorneys, CPA`s
- Construction related Businesses
- Possibly Realtors
- Advertising/Marketing Companies
- and more, here is the list
The BP Claims Network
Members of the BPClaims.org Network have already prepared for this possible outcome. We are advocating that if your claim could be affected by this possible reversal, that you get your BP Claims in now.
Members of the BPClaims.org Network have more the 2 Billion Dollars in BP Settlement Claims in the DeepWater Horizon Settlement.
Members of our Network have over 300 Million Dollars worth of BP Claims that have been paid since the days of the GCCF.
We have the largest Network of BP Claims professionals in the country, all with proven track records of getting claims paid.
Who Can We Help
- Business Claimants
- Individual Claimants
- Claims that need to be updated from the GCCF
- Claims stalled in the DeepWater Horizon Settlement
- Claims that have been Appealed by BP
- Claims that need to be Appealed
- Incomplete Notices
- Property Owners
- Medical Claimants
- Denied GCCF Claims
- CPA`s and Law Firms processing claims
Moving BP Claims from one group to another
We have been contacted recently by numerous claimants that have received incompleteness notices, or are not happy with their current Claims Handlers. We do not condone ” Claim Jumping” or like to handle others claims that have already been submitted to the DeepWater Horizon Settlement. It is so important to present claims properly the first time, cleaning up someone elses mess is more timing consuming then presenting a claim properly the first time.
However there are forms such as the AR1 (from the Settlement) that allows claimants to move from one claims professional to another, but they should only be used with all parties consent, and the initial party handling the claim agreeing not to put a lien on the original claim, or agreeing to a different fee split.
The fact remains, we should all have one goal in mind, and that is to get you paid.
Our Network gets BP Claims Paid.
Fees range between 15%-25%.
BP Settlement and a few new wrinkles: maybe
Just when you think the BP Settlement is what it is, and yes there are a few things wrong with it, a contingent of Plaintiff Attorneys (who have some valid points) and BP want to change things.
It is apparent that Pat Juneau and Judge Barbier are sticking to the letter of the Settlement, but outside forces would like to change all of that, and just might, and that could affect a lot of people – if BP Gets their Way.
At this point BP is actually suing Pat Juneau the Claims Administrator of the BP Settlement – Shame on them, tactics such as these could be construed by some as extortion.
Claim Groups BP is trying to Exclude
Please go to the bottom of the post for the complete list, and it is a long list.
Most notable are Contractors, Farmers, Aquaculture, Media Companies, and Doctors. Lawyers are also on the list.
Why is BP trying to change the BP Settlement – basically because they have started to see the numbers roll in from these groups, and they are staggering. Some have told me that BP is not happy with their Attorneys who created the initial Settlement.
The Reality is, it`s all about money, when it should be, recognizing the trickle down effect this horrific event had on our economy and our ecology.
The Gulf Coast Region was in a recovery from the Housing Disaster when this happened, and the Oil Spill knocked that recovery back 3 years.
Many industries were affected, as the recovery was knocked for a loop by BP. To this day I can not think of one Industry that did not feel the affect.
BP Approves over 8 Billion Dollar Payout – Was it to the Victims of the Oil Spill? No, it was to it`s Shareholders. It is suppose to be paid out in the next 12-18 months, that`s a whole lot faster then it got the money to the Victims of the Oil Spill. This is typical of how BP thinks, putting their own in front of what should be a priority of the majority.
IF a deal is cut between BP and the PSC and approved by the Judge, or if it is approved by the Courts, any of the below Industries could be out of the Settlement, if they have not yet filed with the Deep Water Horizon Settlement. If you have filed with the Settlement, you are grandfathered in so to speak.
My thoughts, and I am not a lawyer, is I would make sure that my BP Settlement Claims got filed ASAP.
The Hearing on “BP’S EMERGENCY MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR AND SETTLEMENT PROGRAM TO ENJOIN PAYMENTS AND AWARDS FOR BUSINESS ECONOMIC LOSS CLAIMS BASED ON FICTITIOUS “LOSSES”” is scheduled for April 5th.
We feel time is of the Essence to get Claims in that could be Excluded, into the BP Settlement, so they are grandfathered in.
BPClaims.org Brings Out The Big Guns
If you fill out the form to the Right, we will make sure large business claims go to Groups that have numerous CPA`s, and are the leading Firms handling BP Claims in the country. They are not law firms, though they do work with them, and other CPA firms. They typically charge 15% for assisting you with your claim.
We will be handling the smaller business claims in house.
These Firms have compiled the best talent in the industry.
In my estimation, they believe in Performance not Promises, I am proud to say they are some of the most integritous groups I have met in my experience trying to assist people throughout this event.
We think this will be the most efficient way to bring in as many claims as possible before certain claims are possibly excluded. A hearing date is scheduled for April 5th.
As I understand the Groups BP are trying to Exclude can be found below.
Recently I also heard Realtors were on the list, please don`t take this list as the Gospel, but I believe it is accurate.
Oilseed (except Soybean) Farming
Dry Pea and Bean Farming
Oilseed and Grain Combination Farming
All Other Grain Farming
Vegetable and Melon Farming
Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming
Fruit and Tree Nut Farming
Citrus (except Orange) Groves
Berry (except Strawberry) Farming
Tree Nut Farming
Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming
Other Noncitrus Fruit Farming
Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
Other Food Crops Grown Under Cover
Nursery and Tree Production
Other Crop Farming
Sugar Beet Farming
All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming
Cattle Ranching and Farming
Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming
Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
Dual-Purpose Cattle Ranching and Farming
Hog and Pig Farming
Hog and Pig Farming
Poultry and Egg Production
Chicken Egg Production
Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production
Other Poultry Production
Sheep and Goat Farming
Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries
Other Animal Production
Horses and Other Equine Production
Fur-Bearing Animal and Rabbit Production
All Other Animal Production
Forestry and Logging
Timber Tract Operations
Timber Tract Operations
Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products
Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
Support Activities for Crop Production
Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating
Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
Farm Management Services
Support Activities for Animal Production
Support Activities for Animal Production
Support Activities for Forestry
Support Activities for Forestry
Construction of Buildings
Residential Building Construction
New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
New Multifamily Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
New Housing Operative Builders
Nonresidential Building Construction
Industrial Building Construction
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Specialty Trade Contractors
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Glass and Glazing Contractors
Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Other Building Finishing Contractors
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Offices of Lawyers
Offices of Notaries
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
All Other Legal Services
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Serv’s
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Tax Preparation Services
Other Accounting Services
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Landscape Architectural Services
Building Inspection Services
Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Human Resources Consulting Services
Marketing Consulting Services
Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
Other Management Consulting Services
Environmental Consulting Services
Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Scientific Research and Development Services
Research and Development in Biotechnology
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Public Relations Agencies
Media Buying Agencies
Direct Mail Advertising
Advertising Material Distribution Services
Other Services Related to Advertising
Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory Health Care Services
Offices of Physicians
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)
Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Optometrists
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Offices of Podiatrists
Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Outpatient Care Centers
Family Planning Centers
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
HMO Medical Centers
Kidney Dialysis Centers
Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers
All Other Outpatient Care Centers